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The name is from the Italian "sforza," which means "the forcer," and was taken on by powerful military families.

Sforza Early Origins



The surname Sforza was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C, its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world.In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records.

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Sforza Spelling Variations


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Sforza Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Szfora, Szfore, Szfori and others.

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Sforza Early History


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Sforza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sforza research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1535, 1369, 1424, 1450, 1455, 1505, 1440, 1507, 1603 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Sforza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sforza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sforza Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Muzio Attendolo Sforza (1369-1424), a farmer from Romagna who became a noted condottiere, fighting in the service of several Italian States; his son Francesco I Sforza, became the duke of Milan in 1450 through his marriage to Bianca...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sforza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sforza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicola Sforza, who arrived at New York on Jan. 13, 1882 aboard the "Elysia"
  • Giacomo Sforza, who arrived at New York on De c. 17, 1890
  • Angelo Sforza of Mirabella, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1893
  • Fiorangelo Sforza of Pietrabendante, Italy, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sforza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sforza (post 1700)



  • Tommaso Riario Sforza (1782-1857), Italian Neapolitan Cardinal
  • Sisto Riario Sforza (1810-1877), Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Battista Sforza (1447-1472), Italian Duchess of Urbino and second wife of Federico da Montefeltro
  • Seraphina Sforza (1434-1478), Italian noblewoman and nun
  • Sofia Sforza (b. 1995), Italian ice dancer
  • Giovanni Sforza (1466-1510), Italian condottiero, lord of Pesaro and Gradara
  • Bianca Maria Sforza (1472-1510), Italian Holy Roman Empress as the second wife of Maximilian I
  • Count Carlo Sforza (1872-1952), Italian diplomat and anti-Fascist politician
  • Alessandro Sforza (1409-1473), Italian condottiero and lord of Pesaro
  • Ascanio Maria Sforza (1455-1505), Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Sforza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sforza 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.

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