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The Puzzo surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various places so named. These places names are generally thought to derive from the Italian word "pozzo," meaning "a well"

Puzzo Early Origins



The surname Puzzo was first found in Venice (Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance and late Renaissance. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Puzzo Spelling Variations


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Puzzo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pózzi, Pozzo, Pozza, Putzu, Putzolo, Pozzato, Pozzatti, Pozzesi, Pozzaito and many more.

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Puzzo Early History


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Puzzo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Puzzo research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1040, 1378, 1582, 1670, 1588, 1657, 1588, 1657, 1642, 1709, 1672, 1752, 1699, 1768, 1701, 1774, 1718, 1769, 1704, 1789, 1750 and 1805 are included under the topic Early Puzzo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Puzzo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Puzzo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-1657), an Italian scholar and patron of arts, secretary of Cardinal Francesco Barberini; Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-1657), an Italian scholar and patron of arts; Andrea Pozzo (1642-1709) an Italian painter, architect and stage designer; Giovanni Pozzi (1672-1752)...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Puzzo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Puzzo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Vincenzo Puzzo, who settled in Illinois in 1910

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Puzzo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Puzzo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 February 2014 at 13:48.

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