Early Origins of the Sismondi family
The surname Sismondi was first found in Trento, (Latin: Tridentum), the picturesque capital of the province of Venezia Tridendtina in Italy. It is a walled city with a cathedral that was built in the 11th century and was dedicated to the first Bishop San Vigilio. Castello del Buon Consiglio was the residence of the Prince/Bishops for centuries. It had been ruled by the Ostrgoths (5th century,) Lombards (6th,) Franks (8th,) Italy (9th,) Germany
, and finally back to Italy from Austria
in 1918. 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 Sismondi family
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Sismondi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Zissimos, Sizzo, Zizzo, Zizza, Zisi, Zisola, Zizi, Sessi, Sessa and many more.
Early Notables of the Sismondi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sismondi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. Sassi, who came to West Virginia sometime between 1865 and 1879.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sismondi (post 1700)
- Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi (1773-1842), Swiss writer born at Geneva