Early Origins of the Sanzone family
The surname Sanzone was first found in the Papal States of Italy. Although records show bearers of the name in just about every part of southern Italy, the highest concentration is to be found in the Papal States. The name is rare in the north, but does exist. The spelling variations
on the name that can be found in the north are those that end in "i." The Sanson variation is common in Venetia, but generally any spelling variations that don't end in "i" are from the south. The name comes ultimately from the Bible: "Sansone" is the Italian version of "Samson," a character who figures prominently in the Bible.
Early History of the Sanzone family
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Sanzone Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Sanzone include Sansone, Sansoni, Sanson, Sanzone, Sanzonio, Sanzogno and many more.
Early Notables of the Sanzone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sanzone family to the New World and Oceana
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sanzone or a variant listed above: Rosalia Sansone, 20; who came to New York in 1891; Cosma Sansone, 23; and Giuseppe Sansone, 11; who both arrived in New York in 1888.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sanzone (post 1700)
- Daniela Sanzone, Italian-born, Canadian journalist and reporter
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