A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Alfonni. The surname Alfonni was created from the Latin personal name
Early Origins of the Alfonni family
The surname Alfonni 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.
Early History of the Alfonni family
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Alfonni 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 Alfonni include Alfano, Alfani, Elfano and others.
Early Notables of the Alfonni family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alfonni family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Alfonni: 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..