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Tortora Early Origins



The surname Tortora was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. Tortella was one of the oldest and most noble families in the history of the region from the time of Carlo d'Angio during feudal times.

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Tortora Spelling Variations


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Tortora Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tortella, Tortela, Tartella, Tortelli, Tortello and many more.

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Tortora Early History


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Tortora Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tortora research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1324, 1327, 1662 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Tortora History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tortora Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tortora Early Notables (pre 1700)



By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...

Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tortora 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:

Tortora Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Vincenzo Tortora, who setted in New York, NY in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tortora (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tortora (post 1700)



  • Enzo Tortora (1928-1988), Italian popular television host on national RAI television who was falsely accused of being a member of the Camorra, he was fully acquitted in 1986

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

    The Tortora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tortora 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 8 May 2015 at 11:40.

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