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Where did the Belgium Alessandro family come from? What is the Belgium Alessandro family crest and coat of arms? When did the Alessandro family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Alessandro family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Di Sandro, Sandra, Sandras, Sandre, Sandrolini, Sandron, Sandrone, Alessandro, Alessandra, Lassandro, Lassandra and many more.
First found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. Undoubtedly the name was originally of Spanish origin and the first records emerged from the Spanish occupation of the Netherlands until the 16th century. However, records of the origin in Spain are not evident at this time.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alessandro research. Another 250 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1516, 1644, and 1712 are included under the topic Early Alessandro History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alessandro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alessandro Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Alessandro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alessandro 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.
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