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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Scarcella, Scarzella, Scarsello, Scarcelli, Scarzelli, Scarsa, Scarsi, Scarso and many more.

First found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarzelli research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 140 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Scarzelli History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edgar Scarce, who came to New York, NY in 1822; and Diana Scarce, who settled in New York, NY in 1822.


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  6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Scarzelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarzelli 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 20 April 2012 at 14:51.

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