Ventura History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ventura family

The surname Ventura was first found in southern Italy. Though some variants of the name Ventura are found in northern Italy, as well. The surname Ventura is of nickname origin, derived from a personal or physical characteristic of the first person in this family. In this case, the name Ventura comes from the Italian "bonaventura," meaning "good luck" or "good fortune."

Early History of the Ventura family

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Ventura Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Venturi, Venturella, Venturelli, Venturin, Venturino, Venturini, Ventura, Venturoli, Tura, Turella, Turel and many more.

Early Notables of the Ventura family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Roberto Ventura, Baron of Casanova, was appointed Chancellor to Charles I of Spain who was also Holy Roman Emperor. Also, the Ventura family, from Bari and Lecce, and originally from the city of Salerno, were one of the most important feudal families of the area and lords of numerous domains at the end of the 13th century. They later obtained the domains of Morice and Paldi in Otranto, as well as other ones, and...
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United States Ventura migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ventura Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin De Ventura, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Francisco Ventura, 35, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1854
  • Francisco Ventura, aged 35, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]
  • Juan Victoriano Ventura, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Juan Victoriano Ventura, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
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Canada Ventura migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ventura Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Ginlia Ventura, who arrived in Montreal in 1913 when she was only 7 years old, having crossed the ocean onboard the "SS Italia"

Contemporary Notables of the name Ventura (post 1700) +

  • Jesse Ventura (b. 1951), American wrestler, actor, and politician, the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003
  • Robin Ventura (b. 1967), American baseball player
  • Mario Ventura, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1940 [2]
  • Jesse Ventura (b. 1951), American politician, Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, 1991-94; Governor of Minnesota, 1999-2003. Professional wrestler; Actor, notably in film Predator [2]
  • Simona Ventura (b. 1965), Italian TV hostess
  • Yordano Ventura Hernández (1991-2017), Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals; he was killed in a car crash
  • Óscar Francisco Razo Ventura (b. 1984), Mexican professional football defender
  • Zuenir Ventura (b. 1931), Brazilian journalist and writer
  • Yolanda Ventura (b. 1968), Spanish-born singer and actress
  • Lino Ventura (1919-1987), Italian-French movie actor
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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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