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Alfieri History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Alfieri family

The surname Alfieri 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.

Early History of the Alfieri family

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Alfieri Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Alfieri family (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...
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Migration of the Alfieri family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alfieri Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Salvatore Alfieri, who arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Anglia in 1891

Alfieri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberto Alfieri, aged 18, who landed in America from Catanzaro, Italy, in 1910
  • Alfonso Alfieri, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Amalfi, Salerno, in 1920
  • Agnese Alfieri, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Comiziano, Italy, in 1921
  • Adele Alfieri, aged 21, who settled in America from Moltrasio, Italy, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Alfieri (post 1700)

  • Richard Alfieri (b. 1948), American two-time Writers Guild Award winning and Emmy nominated playwright, screenplay writer, novelist, producer, and actor
  • Victor Alfieri (b. 1971), Italian-born, American actor, known for his roles in Angels & Demons (2009), The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003) and Days of Our Lives (1965)
  • Cesare Alfieri di Sostegno (1799-1869), Italian politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1848
  • Anastase Alfieri (1892-1971), Italian entomologist
  • Edoardo Alfieri (1886-1966), Italian fascist politician
  • Giulio Alfieri (1924-2002), Italian automobile engineer affiliated with Maserati in Modena, Italy
  • Count Vittorio Alfieri (1749-1803), Italian dramatist and poet, considered the "founder of Italian tragedy"

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