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The surname Sauro was first found in Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Latin: Panormus), a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo at the foot of Mount Pellegrino, originally a Phoenician colony in the 3rd century B.C. Carthage and then the Saracens in 835 each occupied the city. The Norman period from 1050 was the most important and many ancient ruins exist from that time period. Two city gates still remain. The museum is notable and has many priceless relics. 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. They later became established at Monte San Giuliano.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Saura, Sauro, Saurau and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sauro research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1808 is included under the topic Early Sauro History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sauro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Francesco Sauro, who settled in Ashtabula Co. Ohio sometime between 1875 and 1906

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  • Nazario Sauro (1880-1916), Austrian-born Italian irredentist and sailor, eponym of the destroyer Nazario Sauro, and the submarine Nazario Sauro


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  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Sauro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sauro 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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