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The Stipancich surname comes from the personal name Stefano, which is the Italian form of the Latin name Stephanus.
The surname Stipancich was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Steffani, Stefano, Stefan, Stifano, Stevani, Stiévano, Stiévan, Schhivani, Stépan, Stéfanis, Stefanich, Stepanich and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stipancich research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1417, 1645, 1710, 1375 and 1460 are included under the topic Early Stipancich History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stipancich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joh. Sebastian Stephani, who settled in New York in 1772; Adam Stefan, who arrived in Newfoundland in 1777; Bernard Stefan, who came to New York, NY in 1833.
The Stipancich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stipancich Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 17 January 2013 at 07:45.