Early Origins of the Seminara family
The surname Seminara was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily
. 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 Seminara family
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Seminara Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Seminara, Seminaro, Semino, Someraro, Seminati, Semino, Seminerio, Sominati and many more.
Early Notables of the Seminara family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seminara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Seminara family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Seminara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Filippo Seminara of Termini, who arrived in America in 1899
Seminara Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Domenico Seminara of Ardore, who arrived in America in 1902
- Carmelo Seminara of Eripi, who settled in America in 1903
- Carmelo Seminara of Alimena, who settled in America in 1906
- Anna Maria Seminara of Gangi, Palermo, who settled in America in 1907
- Angelo Seminara of Termini, Palermo, who arrived America in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Seminara (post 1700)