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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Signorelli, Signorini, Signore, Signorèllo, Signoriéllo, Signorétti, Signori, Signorino, Signoroni, Signorile, Signorino, Signoriello, Signorini, Signorèllus, Signorettus, Sénior, Senioris, Signoraccio, Signoria, Signorili and many more.

First found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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 Serio research. Another 341 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1387 and 1409 are included under the topic Early Serio History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Serio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustine Serio, who arrived in California in 1872

Serio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Serio, who came to Mississippi in 1906
  • Joseph Serio, who arrived in Mississippi in 1906
  • Antonino Serio, who arrived in Illinois in 1911
  • Frank Serio, who came to Arkansas in 1918


  • Steve Serio (b. 1987), American silver and bronze medalist wheelchair basketball player
  • Suzie McConnell- Serio (b. 1966), American women's basketball coach and former player, WNBA Coach of the Year (2004)
  • José Carvalho Sério (1922-2010), Portuguese footballer


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  11. ...

The Serio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Serio 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 4 January 2014 at 12:57.

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