Last name: Lozano

Recorded in several spellings including Locarno, Losano, Losanna, Losanese, Lozano, and possibly others, this is a surname of Italian-Swiss origins. It is locational and originates from the city of Locarno, and like most such names was one that was given to a person who had left Locarno and travelled elsewhere to live. It was in medieval times, and it remains so today, that one of the easiest ways to identify a stranger was to call him or sometimes her, by the name of the place from whence they came. Spelling over the centuries since the first creation of surnames in or about the 14th century, being at best indifferent, and local dialects to say nothing of different languages, being very thick, soon lead to the development of "sounds like" spellings. In addition we have a problem with Italian surnames that for fifteen hundred years after the fall of the Roman Empire in about the year 600 a.d, through to the year 1860, the country was simply a loose federation of states, and central records rarely existed. Such matters were left to the principalities who usually did not bother, meaning that recordings are often very poor. However in this case good examples of recordings do survive and they include: Pedro Lozano, the son of Juan Buatista Lozano, christened at Abenga, Genova, on January 1st 1748, and Joseph Antoine Losano, a witness at Scalenghe, Torino, on February 18th 1779.

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Grant
Hi, the way Lozano is spelled in my family is Luzano. I have the Luzano name from both sides of my family, and wonder if any other Luzano's are here in America.

E Lozanol
My husband's, and now my, lastname is Lozanol. This is another various spelling.

Edward Lozano
The name is of both origins italian and spain... it's spelled different in both countries. But they are both in italy and spain my names Edward Lozano and I always searched where my name is from and always found it to be in both origins. So nobody is wrong here it's both!!!

Courtney
My name is Courtney Lozano. I've been trying to trace the origin of my surname for the past few months, and it seems to be either Italian oriented, or of Spain. I'm just not sure. Can anyone refer me to a website where they found their information?? And also, is there a recording (census) somewhere on the internet of the first Lozano to come to America? Thanks. :)

Monique
I would love to know that also!

serg lozano
I read the first Lozano to come to America was a Mateo Lozano

Bobby Losanno
I am Italian and my last name is coming from the same base as yours. Therefore I don't understand how it is incorrect. Sorry I understand Spanish but can't write it nearly as fast.