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Where did the Italian Tassone family come from? What is the Italian Tassone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tassone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tassone family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tasso, Tassi, Tasselli, Tassetto, Tassino, Tassini, Tasini, Tasin, Tassotto, Tassone, Tassan, Tassano, Tassinari, Tasinato, Tassi, Tassonari, Tassano, Tassarini and many more.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tassone research. Another 346 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1516 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Tassone History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Tassone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Batista Tasso, who came to Indiana sometime between 1856 and 1904; Loni Tassi, who came to New York, NY in 1868; John Tasso, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1892 and 1906.


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  2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Tassone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tassone 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 23 September 2010 at 15:38.

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