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Where did the Italian Saba family come from? What is the Italian Saba family crest and coat of arms? When did the Saba family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Saba family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sabbatini, Sabbadini, Sabatini, Sabattini, Sabbatinni, Sabatino, Sabadini, Sabatelli, Sabato and many more.

First found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor. The name was first recorded in 1228 when the family were prominent in the Government of Bologna.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saba research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1364, 1487, 1530, 1530, 1577, 1597, 1662, 1650, 1724, 1622, 1683, 1600, 1657, 1703 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Saba History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 127 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saba Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Hernando Saba, who settled in Cuba in 1555

Saba Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Martin Saba, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1847
  • Antonio Saba, who arrived in New York sometime between 1884 and 1915

Saba Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Mary Saba, who came to North Dakota in 1903
  • Charles Saba, who came to Arkansas in 1918

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  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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 Saba Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saba 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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