Early Origins of the Tosoni family
The surname Tosoni was first found in Pisa a town in Tuscany
, capital of the province of Pisa. Historically, Pisa in it's inter city war in 1003 with Lucca was forced into building its own navy. Then, under threat from the Saracens from Sicily
, it found itself the aggressor against Calabria, Sicily
and even in Africa. In 1062 their ships returned from Palermo laden with spoil. But with the Norman Conquest
they became less profitable. They continued considerable rivalry with Florence and Genoa. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Tosoni family
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Tosoni Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tosi, Tosoni, Tous, Toso, Tonso, Toselli, Tosetti, Tosini, Tosatti and many more.
Early Notables of the Tosoni family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tosoni family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tosoni Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Tosoni, who arrived in New York in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)