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Scala History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Scala family


The surname Scala was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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 Scala family


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Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1457, 1672, 1404, 1359, 1475 and 1506 are included under the topic Early Scala History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scala Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Scicolone, Scicli, Scichilone, Scicchitano, Scali, Scalia, Scala, Scali, Scaloni and many more.

Early Notables of the Scala family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Guglielmo della Scala (English: William) (died 1404), assassinated his father in 1359, but was edged out of power by his uncle Cansignorio, with sons led a revolt against the...
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Migration of the Scala family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scala Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Scala, who arrived in New York, NY in 1861
  • Catharina Scala, who settled in New York, NY in 1861
  • Anna Scala, who settled in New York, NY in 1861
  • Barbara Scala, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869
  • Maria Scala, who settled in Baltimore in 1872
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Contemporary Notables of the name Scala (post 1700)


  • Spencer M. Di Scala, American historian
  • Gerald Michael Scala (1924-1993), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Jacopino della Scala (d. 1215), Italian merchant and politician
  • Alessandra Scala (1475-1506), Italian poet and scholar of Greek
  • Flaminio Scala (1547-1624), Italian comedian and stage actor
  • Alberto II della Scala (1306-1352), Italian lord of Verona from 1329 until his death
  • Rudy La Scala (b. 1954), Italian singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Bartolomeo Scala (1430-1497), Italian politician, author and historian
  • Cangrande della Scala (1291-1329), Italian nobleman
  • Delia Scala (1929-2004), Italian ballerina and actress
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