Early Origins of the Souci family
The surname Souci was first found in Perugia (Latin: Perusia), the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the Tiber River, capital of the province of Perugia. Perusia took part in a rebellion in 295 B.C. and was reduced with the exceptions of the temples Vulcan and Juno. In the 9th century A.D the city was a papal territory but remained true to the Guelphs. In the 15th century it was the center of the Baglioni family. It was visited by earthquakes in 1832,38 and 1854. It was united to Piedmont
in 1860 under the Kingdom of Italy. The city is rich in churches, museums and galleries. 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 Souci family
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Souci Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sozzi, Socci, Suzzi, Souci, Succi, Sozzilla and many more.
Early Notables of the Souci family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Souci family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carlo Sozzi, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850; and Domenico Succi, who came to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906.
Contemporary Notables of the name Souci (post 1700)
- M. Louise San Souci, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1940
- Emery John San Souci (1857-1936), American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1915-21; Governor of Rhode Island, 1921-23; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1923-32