Favret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Italian surname Favret is derived from the Latin word "faber," meaning "craftsman," and as such, it was likely an occupational name first born by someone who was an iron worker, or some kind of craftsman.

Early Origins of the Favret family

The surname Favret was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. 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 was in itself a family honor.

Important Dates for the Favret family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Favret research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1400, 1441, 1502, 1489, 1360, 1544, 1618, 1618, 1700, 1697, 1760 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Favret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Favret Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fabbri, Fabbro, Fabbris, Fabri, Fabro, Fabrey, Fabre, Fabris, Faber, Favro, Faveri, Favero, Favaro, Frau, Fabretto, Favret, Favarin, Fabbrini, Fabbrin, Fabbrucci and many more.

Early Notables of the Favret family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Martinus Fabri (died 1400), North Netherlandish composer of the late 14th century, known to be a singer; Felix Fabri (1441-1502), was a Dominican theologian, in 1489 authored a book on the history of Swabia, entitled Historia Suevorum; Gentile da Fabriano, a painter known as the first great master of the Umbrian school, born in Rome in 1360, and did works for the Malatesta family in Brescia; Salvator Fabris (1544-1618) an...
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Favret Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Favret family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carlo Agusto Fabricus, who arrived in Canada in 1783 at the age of 30; Bernardo Fabbri whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1868.

Contemporary Notables of the name Favret (post 1700)

  • Colin Favret, American scientist at the Center for Biodiversity, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois
  • Ben Favret, American former professional water skier who co-founded Elan Boats in 2001, formerly known as American Skier Inboard Boats
  • Jean-Marc Favret, French high-ranking official, Paris
  • Martine Favret, French actress, known for her role in Vivre ici (1969)

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