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


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

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.


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


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tortorici Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Guiseppe Tortorici, who arrived in Arkansas in 1918


  • Frank Tortorici, American music journalist


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  6. 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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  9. 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 Tortorici Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tortorici 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.

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