Early Origins of the Somma family
Lombardy, capital of the province of Cremona. Founded by the Romans in 218 it has a checkered history. Virgil studied here. The finest building is the cathedral in the Lombard Romanesque style. It was started in 1107. There are many frescos from the 16th century. It was Austrian in 1814, but became a part of Italy in 1859. 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 Somma family
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Somma Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sommi, Sommo, Somma, Sommariva, Sommaruga, Sommavilla, Sommacampagna, Sommaruga and many more.
Early Notables of the Somma family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Somma family to the New World and Oceana
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Somma Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Somma (post 1700)
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