Early Origins of the Sposato family
The surname Sposato was first found in the Papal States, mainly in the Campania region, though it's also found in north-central Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna
region. The name Sposato is derived from the Italian word "exposito," meaning "exposed," but was in fact a term applied to describe foundling (abandoned) children. Similar names arose throughout Europe, as in Spain
, for example, children who were left at the church doors were known as "expoitos."
Early History of the Sposato family
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Sposato Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Esposito, Sposito, Esposto, Esposti, Sposato and others.
Early Notables of the Sposato family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sposato family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Esposito, who arrived in New York in 1882; Maria Esposito, 36; who came to New York in 1896; and Agostino Esposito, 35; who also arrived in New York in the same year..
Contemporary Notables of the name Sposato (post 1700)
- Nicholas Sposato, American politician, City of Chicago Alderman (2011-)
- Joe Sposato (b. 1949), former American racing driver