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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Zamppareli, Zabarella, Zambarella, Zambarelli, Zamparella, Zampparella, Zamparela, Zampparela, Zaparella, Zapparela, Zapparella, Zaparela, Zambrella, Zamprella, Zamprelli, Zambrelli, Zampreli, Zamprela, Sammpareli, Sambarelli and many more.

First found in Castelfranco is a town of Emilia in the province of Modena, near Bologna. Outside the town is a massive fort erected by Urban in 1628 which is now used as a prison. The town occupies the site of ancient Forum Gallorum where Octavian and Hirtius defeated Mark Anthony in 43 B.C. 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zambito research. Another 169 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1594 is included under the topic Early Zambito History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zambito Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Zambito, aged 16, who settled in America from Castrofilippo, Sicily, in 1907
  • Anna Zambito, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Mezzoiuso, Sicily, in 1907
  • Andrea Zambito, aged 18, who landed in America from Montallegro, Sicily, in 1910
  • Alfonzo Zambito, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Realmente, Italy, in 1911
  • Anna Zambito, aged 24, who landed in America from Chiusa, Sicily, in 1912


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  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
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The Zambito Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zambito 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 15 September 2011 at 10:50.

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