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Where did the Italian Filice family come from? What is the Italian Filice family crest and coat of arms? When did the Filice family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Filice family history?The surname Filice is a patronymic surname, created from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. The name Filice came from the Latin word "felix," which means "happy."
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Filice include Felici, Felice, Filice, Felise, Felis, Felisaz, De Felice, De Felici, Del Felice, Di Felice, Felicetti, Felicetta, Felicini, Felicioli, Feliciotti, Feliciani, Felician, Feliziani, Felicioni, Felisati, Felisatti, Feliciangeli, Felicitas and many more.
First found in Rome, where Marcus Antonius Felix was a prominent member of the community, as he is known to have cleared the country of robbers.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Filice research. More information is included under the topic Early Filice History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Filice or a variant listed above:
Filice Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Filice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Filice 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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