Early Origins of the Traversu family
The surname Traversu was first found in Ravenna, a city of Emilia, capital of the province of Ravenna. It dates back to the 2nd century B.C. It came under the dominance of Rome. Augustus made it his fleet port. It fell to the Goths but Justinian sent an army in 535 A.D and restored it to Italy. By the 13th it was independent under the papal states, and generally, except for the French revolution, remained so. It is rich in art, museums, galleries, churches and history. 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 Traversu family
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Traversu Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Traversari, Travieso, Traversara, Traversi, Traversini, Traverso and many more.
Early Notables of the Traversu family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Traversu family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sebastian Travieso, who settled in Dominican Republic in 1596; Catalina de Vistarreal Travieso, who came to Dominican Republic in 1596; Santiago Traverso, who came to Puerto Rico in 1816.