Spero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Spero can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people of this region were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and patronymic surnames, derived from the father's given name were the most common type of family name adopted in the region of Venice. The Italian surname Spero came from the personal name Gaspare, derived from the Latin name Gasparus, and ultimately derived from "kaspar," a Persian word meaning "treasurer" and name of one of the three Magi.
Early Origins of the Spero family
The surname Spero was first found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothic. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio. 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 Spero family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spero research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1702, 1683, 1743, 1500, 1588, 1660, 1749, 1712, 1775, 1590, 1661 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Spero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Spero Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaspari, Gasparo, Gasperi, Gasparri, Casparri, Degasperi, Gasparelli, Gasparini, Gasparetti, Gasparetto, Gaspardo, Gasparon, Gasperin, Gasbarrini, Gasperoni, Gasparrini, Sperelli, Sperotto, Speroni and many more.
Early Notables of the Spero family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was David Caspari (1648-1702), a German Lutheran theologian, rector of Riga Cathedral; and his son, Georg Caspari (1683-1743), a Baltic German academic; Sperone Speroni degli Alvarotti (1500-1588), an Italian Renaissance humanist, scholar and dramatist; Antonio Gaspari, (before 1660-after...
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Spero migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Demetre Spero, who landed in Texas in 1907 
- Demetri Spero, who arrived in Texas in 1907 
- Demitri Spero, who landed in Texas in 1907 
Contemporary Notables of the name Spero (post 1700) +
- Delores J. Spero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2000 
- David H. Spero, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2000 
- D. Joan Spero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1996 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html