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The Vescovi name comes from the Latin word "episcopus," ultimately via the Greek word "episkopos," which meant an overseer from "epi" meaning "on, over" and "skopein," meaning "to look." This word evolved into the title for an overseer of a community of Christians, in almost every European language, including Bishop in English and vescovo, in Italian. As an Italian surname, it is thought that Vescovi may have been taken on by someone who worked in the household of a bishop.

Vescovi Early Origins



The surname Vescovi was first found in southern Italy, along the Adriatic Sea, where the Vischi family of Barletta were long established. They had previously been in the city of Siponto in the region of Puglie, which they abandoned in 1620 because of the invasion of the Turks.

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Vescovi Spelling Variations


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Vescovi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vescovi, Vescovini, Vescovo, Visco, Veschi, Bisco and others.

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Vescovi Early History


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Vescovi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vescovi research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1672 is included under the topic Early Vescovi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vescovi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vescovi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vescovi 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:

Vescovi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alesfandro Vescovi of Fano, who arrived at New York on July 21, 1892 aboard the "Olympia"
  • Matteo Vescovi, who arrived in New York on January 9, 1893 aboard "La Bourgogne"
  • Dario Vescovi of Coneglio, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1898

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vescovi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vescovi (post 1700)



  • Joshua Vescovi (b. 1989), American former professional basketball player
  • Joe Vescovi, Italian progressive rock keyboard player
  • Giovanni Portilho Vescovi (b. 1978), Brazilian chess master, winner of the national championship seven times
  • Ginoi Vescovi, Italian businessman who founded the Vescovi coffee company in 1927

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Vescovi Historic Events


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Vescovi Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Dr. Silvio B. de Vescovi, Italian 2nd Class passenger from Chile, Italy, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in a collapsible [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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