Sodano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sodano family

The surname Sodano was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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 Sodano family

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Sodano Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Soldano, Soldani, Sodano, Soldaini, Soldan, Soldanieri, Sodani, Soltano, Soltani, Sotano and many more.

Early Notables of the Sodano family (pre 1700)

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United States Sodano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sodano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Stella Maria Sodano, aged 23, originally from S. Giuseppe, Vesuviano, Napoli, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Santo Sodano, aged 45, originally from Pomigliano, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Napoli, Italy [2]
  • Gennaro Sodano, aged 32, originally from Naples, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "San Giovanni" from Genoa, Italy [3]
  • Elena Sodano, aged 31, originally from Monreale, Sicily, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Duca Degli Abruzzi" from Napoli, Italy [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sodano (post 1700) +

  • Vittorio "Victor" Sodano, Italian two-time Academy Award nominated make-up artist
  • Angelo Raffaele Cardinal Sodano (b. 1927), Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Dean of the College of Cardinals since 2005


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HX-6N1 : 6 December 2014), Stella Maria Sodano, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, 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:J68F-M59 : 6 December 2014), Santo Sodano, 14 May 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, 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:J6DQ-YPP : 6 December 2014), Gennaro Sodano, 22 May 1920; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name San Giovanni, 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:J66K-B2L : 6 December 2014), Elena Sodano, 16 Apr 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Duca Degli Abruzzi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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