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Where did the Italian Scarpa family come from? What is the Italian Scarpa family crest and coat of arms? When did the Scarpa family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Scarpa family history?


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.

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.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Scarpa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


  • Lawrence Scarpa (b. 1959), award-winning American architect
  • Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978), Italian architect and also also a glass and furniture designer of note
  • Romano Scarpa (1927-2005), one of the most famous Italian creators of Disney comics
  • Daniele Scarpa (b. 1964), Italian Olympic sprint canoer
  • Fernando Scarpa (b. 1968), Italian international award-winning director and actor
  • 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. 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.

This page was last modified on 16 January 2015 at 19:29.

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