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The name is from the Italian "sforza," which means "the forcer," and was taken on by powerful military families.

Szfora Early Origins



The surname Szfora was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C, its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world.In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records.

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Szfora Spelling Variations


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Szfora Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Szfora, Szfore, Szfori and others.

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Szfora Early History


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Szfora Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Szfora research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1535, 1369, 1424, 1450, 1455, 1505, 1440, 1507, 1603 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Szfora History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Szfora Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Szfora Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Muzio Attendolo Sforza (1369-1424), a farmer from Romagna who became a noted condottiere, fighting in the service of several Italian States; his son Francesco I Sforza, became the duke of Milan in 1450 through his marriage to Bianca...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Szfora Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicola Sforza, who arrived at New York on Jan. 13, 1882 aboard the "Elysia"; Allexsander Sforzo, who was naturalized in Wayne County, Ohio in 1891; Angelo Sforza of Mirabella, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1893.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Szfora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Szfora 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 26 July 2013 at 13:25.

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