The Sorrenti surname is thought to be a habitational surname, derived from the place name Sorrento, in the Campania region of Italy.
Early Origins of the Sorrenti family
The surname Sorrenti was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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 Sorrenti family
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Sorrenti Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sorrentino, Sorrentino-Molignan, Sorrentino-Afflitto, Sorento and many more.
Early Notables of the Sorrenti family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sorrenti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sorrenti family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giuseppe Sorrentino, age 29, who arrived in America on July 23, 1881, aboard the "Egadi"; Angelo Sorrentino, age 31, who arrived in America on April 26, 1882, aboard the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Sorrenti (post 1700)
- Davide Sorrenti (1976-1997), Italian fashion photographer, brother of Mario Sorrenti
- Alan Sorrenti (b. 1950), Italian singer and composer who grew up in Aberystwyth, Wales
- Mario Sorrenti (b. 1971), Italian photographer and director
- Vince Sorrenti (b. 1961), Australian stand-up comedian, five-time winner of the Mo Award
- Rob Sorrenti (b. 1980), British award winning film director, known for his work on The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Atonement (2007) and Pride & Prejudice (2005)