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Ventura Early Origins



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."

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Ventura Spelling Variations


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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.

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Ventura Early History


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Ventura Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ventura research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1650 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Ventura History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ventura Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ventura Early Notables (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...

Another 110 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ventura 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:

Ventura Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin De Ventura, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Francisco Ventura, 35, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1854
  • Francisco Ventura, aged 35, landed in New Orleans, La in 1854
  • Juan Victoriano Ventura came to Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Juan Victoriano Ventura, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ventura Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ginlia Ventura arrived in Montreal in 1913 when she was only 7 years old, having crossed the ocean onboard the "SS Italia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ventura (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ventura (post 1700)



  • Mario Ventura, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1940
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. 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).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ventura Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ventura 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 23 January 2017 at 09:55.

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