Sorrentino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Sorrentino surname is thought to be a habitational surname, derived from the place name Sorrento, in the Campania region of Italy.
Early Origins of the Sorrentino family
The surname Sorrentino 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 Sorrentino family
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Sorrentino Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sorrentino, Sorrentino-Molignan, Sorrentino-Afflitto, Sorento and many more.
Early Notables of the Sorrentino family (pre 1700)
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Sorrentino migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sorrentino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- 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 "Scandinavia"
- Gaetano Sorrentino, age 28, who arrived in New York on May 16, 1884, aboard the "Archimede"
- Concetta Sorrentino, age 20, who arrived in New York on Sept. 4, 1886, aboard the "Columbia"
- Vincenzo Sorrentino, age 24, who arrived in New York on June 17, 1887, aboard the "Gottardo"
Sorrentino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfonso Sorrentino, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Torre del Greco, in 1906
- Aanesa Sorrentino, aged 3, who settled in America from Acerra, Italy, in 1907
- Afonso Sorrentino, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Sarno, Salerno, Italy, in 1910
- Alessandro Sorrentino, aged 54, who landed in America from Cartellammare, Italy, in 1911
- Alfonso Sorrentino, aged 25, who settled in America from Moutelli, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorrentino (post 1700) +
- Rosanne Sorrentino (b. 1968), American actress, best known for role as Pepper in the musical "Annie"
- Michael Sorrentino (b. 1982), American television personality
- Jonah "KJ-52" Sorrentino (b. 1975), American Christian rapper
- Christopher Sorrentino (b. 1963), American novelist and short story writer
- Elizabeth "Beth" Sorrentino, American pianist and pop singer
- Gilbert Sorrentino (1929-2006), American novelist, short story writer, poet, editor and literary critic
- William C. Sorrentino, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1983 
- Vincent J. Sorrentino, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1992; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 
- Vincent Sorrentino, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1932 
- Richard Sorrentino, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1996 
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