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

Szfori Early Origins



The surname Szfori 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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Szfori Early History


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Szfori Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Szfori 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 Szfori History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Szfori Spelling Variations


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Szfori Spelling Variations



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

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Szfori Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Szfori 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 Szfori 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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