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Where did the Italian Zago family come from? What is the Italian Zago family crest and coat of arms? When did the Zago family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Zago family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Jacona, Jacogna, Jaconi, Jacone, Jacono and others.

First found in Venice (Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance and late Renaissance. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zago research. Another 353 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1715 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Zago History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Zago Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: S. Jacona, who came to New Orleans in 1825; and Francisco Jacona, who settled in New York, NY in 1881.

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  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Zago Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zago 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 2 October 2003 at 16:23.

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