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Secco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



There are several possible derivations for the Secco surname: the Secco name evolved from an old Tuscan personal name, Saccus; it came from the word "sacco" meaning "a sack," and was an occupational name for a maker of sacks or bags; it was a habitational name taken on from the place named Sacco in Salerno province. It is most likely that the name evolved independently into a surname from these sources.

Early Origins of the Secco family


The surname Secco was first found in Savona anciently Savo, a seaport in Liguria, the capital of the province of Savona. Its history dates back 109 B.C but little remains of the old town. The castle was built by the Genoese in 1542 near the old cathedral. The palace is the Dolla Rovere built by Cardinal Giullio dell Rovere. It became a seat for iron making and has iron foundries, shipbuilding brass, tinplate, sulphur mills and glassworks. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, and 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. Little is known of their ancient history in Savona before the 11th century. Giovanni Sacco branched to the republic of Genoa, became Galeazzo Viscount, Duke of Milan in 1374. This distinguished family flourished in the region for the next two centuries and became doges of the republic of Genoa (Genova).

Early History of the Secco family


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Secco Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sacco, Sacci, Sacca, Sacconi, Sacio, Sacchi, Saccetti and many more.

Early Notables of the Secco family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Sacchi di Viterbo, an important nobleman of the late 13th and early 14th centuries, during the time of Pope Bonifacio VIII; Franco Sacchetti, a famous 14th century...
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Migration of the Secco family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Secco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oreste Secco, aged 17, who arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "America" from Genova [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-BWP : 6 December 2014), Oreste Secco, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York City, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Fedelina Secco, aged 10, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WN-XJ7 : 6 December 2014), Fedelina Secco, 25 Oct 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ferdinando Secco, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Splendor" from Naples, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64R-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Ferdinando Secco, 22 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Splendor, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Pietro Secco, aged 27, originally from Cavassagra, who arrived in New York, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Taormina" from Napoli, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64P-7YS : 6 December 2014), Pietro Secco, 25 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-BWP : 6 December 2014), Oreste Secco, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York City, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WN-XJ7 : 6 December 2014), Fedelina Secco, 25 Oct 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64R-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Ferdinando Secco, 22 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Splendor, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64P-7YS : 6 December 2014), Pietro Secco, 25 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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