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The surname Scarpa 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scarlato, Scarlatti, Scarlata, Scarlatto, Scarlatu, Scarpato, Scarpatto, Scarpatti, Scarpatu, Scarpata, Scarpatta, Scarpati, Scarpattu, Sgarlatu, Sgarlato, Sgarlatto, Sgarlatti, Sgarlati, Sgarlata, Sgarlatta, Scarlati, Scarlatta, Scarlattu, Sgarlattu, Scarlattini, Scarlattino and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarpa research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1355 is included under the topic Early Scarpa History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scarpa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Julio Scarpa, who settled in Alabama in 1860
  • John Scarpa, who settled in San Francisco in 1875

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  • Lawrence Scarpa (b. 1959), award-winning American architect
  • Fernando Scarpa (b. 1968), Italian international award-winning director and actor
  • Daniele Scarpa (b. 1964), Italian Olympic sprint canoer
  • Romano Scarpa (1927-2005), one of the most famous Italian creators of Disney comics
  • Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978), Italian architect and also also a glass and furniture designer of note
  • Roque Esteban Scarpa (1914-1995), Chilean writer, literary critic and scholar who won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1980


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  2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Scarpa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarpa 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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