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Alfe Early Origins



The surname Alfe was first found in the Papal States, and later in most areas of the Italian peninsula. The name is particularly common around Naples. The name is less common in the northern, mainland area of Italy, except for the region of Piedmont, where it appears quite frequently in the form Alfero. In general, variations on the name which end in "i" come from the northern areas of Italy, whereas those ending in "o" are from the south. There are two possible origins for the name. It may be derived from the elements "athala," meaning "noble," and "faran," meaning "to move," in which case, the name was most likely given to a nobleman who had just arrived in the area from elsewhere in Italy. The other possibility is that the name comes from the word "alfiere," meaning "standard bearer." In this case, it would have been given to a man who held that post in an army.

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Alfe Spelling Variations


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Alfe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Alfieri, Alfiero, Alfier, Alferio, Alfero, Aufieri, Aufiero, Alfe, Arfe and many more.

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Alfe Early History


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Alfe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alfe research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1699, 1767 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Alfe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alfe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alfe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Enrico Alfieri (b. 1387), a general minister of the Franciscan order in the early 15th century; Benedetto Innocenzo Alfieri (1699-1767), an Italian architect, a representative...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alfe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Salvatore Alfieri, who arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Anglia in 1891.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Alfe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alfe 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 March 2014 at 08:48.

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