Early Origins of the Sampaio family
The surname Sampaio was first found in Castelfranco is a town of Emilia in the province of Modena, near Bologna. Outside the town is a massive fort erected by Urban in 1628 which is now used as a prison. The town occupies the site of ancient Forum Gallorum where Octavian and Hirtius defeated Mark Anthony in 43 B.C. 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.
Early History of the Sampaio family
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Sampaio Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Zamppareli, Zabarella, Zambarella, Zambarelli, Zamparella, Zampparella, Zamparela, Zampparela, Zaparella, Zapparela, Zapparella, Zaparela, Zambrella, Zamprella, Zamprelli, Zambrelli, Zampreli, Zamprela, Sammpareli, Sambarelli and many more.
Early Notables of the Sampaio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sampaio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alfonzo Zambito, aged 8, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Realmente, Italy, in 1911; Andrea Zambito, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Montallegro, Sicily
, in 1910.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sampaio (post 1700)
- José Augusto Nogueira Sampaio, Portuguese doctor and professor of chemistry