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The name Rossetti is derived from the Italian word "Rosso," which comes from the Latin words "Rubius and Rossius," which mean "red." As a surname, Rossetti was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a reddish complexion. Nickname surnames usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found.

Rossetti Early Origins



The surname Rossetti was first found in the cites of Trento, Udine, Vicenza, Venice, Savigliano, Pisa, Ravenna, and Rome. Some of the family migrated as far south as Sicily. This southern branch of the family descended from Count Ugone Rosso of Sicily, whose ancestors were Normans.

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Rossetti Spelling Variations


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Rossetti Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Rossetti include Rosso, Rossa, Rossi, Del Rosso, De Rossi, De Russi, Lo Russo, Lorusso, La Russa, Larussa, Rosselli, Rossello, Rossellini, Ruggiu, Ruiu, Ruju, Rubiu, Rossillo, Rossetto, Rossit, Rossini, Rossitti, Rossitto, Rossotto, Russotti, Russello, Russetti, Russino, Russiani, Rossoni, Rossetti, Roussini, Rosselino, Rossato, Della Rossa, DeRossi, De Rubeis, Russo and many more.

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Rossetti Early History


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Rossetti Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rossetti research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1197, 1204, 1325, 1564, 1439, 1507, 1602, 1656, 1659, 1715 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Rossetti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rossetti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rossetti Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Jacoppi Rossi in 1176, Gherardo Rossi in 1197 and Beringhieri Rossi in 1204; in 1325, Fidello del Rosso was prior at St. Piero; Giambattista Rossi vicar of Ordine in 1564; Lorenzo Rossi, professor of philosophy at the University of Ferrara in the 17th century...

Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rossetti 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Rossetti

Rossetti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Rossetti, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Mongrando, Italy, in 1908
  • Anelo Rossetti, aged 47, who landed in America from Sola, Italy, in 1909
  • Agostino Rossetti, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Vernola, Italy, in 1911
  • Aleandro Rossetti, aged 16, who landed in America from Orciano, Italy, in 1911
  • Achille Rossetti, aged 44, who settled in America from Petiellasalto, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossetti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossetti (post 1700)



  • Frank G. Rossetti, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1943-44, 1955-72; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • Frances Rossetti, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012
  • Gabriele Rossetti (1783-1854), Italian poet and writer
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Italian painter and poet
  • Marie Joseph Thomas Rossetti, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), English critic
  • Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (1828-1882), English poet
  • Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), English poet

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rossetti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rossetti 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.

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