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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Alfani. The surname Alfani was created from the Latin personal name "Alfunus."

Early Origins of the Alfani family


The surname Alfani was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries, dating back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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. The first on record of the name appears to be Lapo Alfani, Italian poet, mentioned in 1290.

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Early History of the Alfani family

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Early History of the Alfani family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alfani research.
Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Alfani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alfani Spelling Variations

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Alfani Spelling Variations


Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Alfani include Alfano, Alfani, Elfano and others.

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Early Notables of the Alfani family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Alfani family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Alfani family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Alfani family to the New World and Oceana


Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Alfani: Calmina Alfano, Pavola Alfano, Vincent Alfano and Giovamuina Alfano, all recorded in the Louisiana census of 1910; as well as Frank Alfano, who was naturalized in Arkansas in 1918..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alfani (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alfani (post 1700)


  • Alfredo Alfani (b. 1938), Italian Senator

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