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The Tedesco surname comes from the Italian word "tedesco," meaning "German," from the Old High German word "diutisc." As such, the name meant "one of Germany descent." It was also a Jewish name in Italy, given to or taken by Ashkenazic Jews in Italy. The name Tedeschi is the plural form of Tedesco.

Tedesco Early Origins



The surname Tedesco was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea where someone of the name of Cau is said to have come to Italy with the House of Hohenstaufen Dynasty from Swabia (in Germany,) and served under Emperor Henry VI (Arrigo VI of Svevia,) King of Sicily from 1194 to 1197.

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Tedesco Spelling Variations


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Tedesco Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tedisco, Todeschi, Todesco, Tedeschi and others.

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Tedesco Early History


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Tedesco Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tedesco research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1440, 1573, 1616, 1666, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Tedesco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tedesco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tedesco Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Riccardo Tedesco, who was granted a lordship of castles in Palermo and Santo Basilio; as well as a Nicolo Tedesco, who was Archbishop of Palermo (1434-1440)...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tedesco 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 were:

Tedesco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alesfandro Tedesco, aged 78, who settled in America from Salerino, Italy, in 1906
  • Agozio Tedesco, aged 21, who landed in America from Giardovalle, Italy, in 1907
  • Alfonsa Tedesco, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Nocera Inferiori, Italy, in 1909
  • Agazio Tedesco, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Guardavalle, Italy, in 1911
  • Alfonza Tedesco, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Girgente, Sicily, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tedesco (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tedesco (post 1700)



  • Francis J. Tedesco, American physician, faculty member of the Medical College of Georgia (1978-2001), President of the College (1988-2001)
  • Tommy Tedesco (1930-1997), American guitarist, one the top session players of all time
  • Giacomo Tedesco (b. 1976), Italian footballer
  • Sergio Tedesco (b. 1928), Italian operatic tenor, and actor
  • Paola Tedesco (b. 1952), Italian film actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tedesco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tedesco 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 4 February 2015 at 23:51.

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