Emilia-Romagna emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Conforti family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Emilia-Romagna is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Conforti came from a person who enjoyed comfort or luxury.
Early Origins of the Conforti family
Early History of the Conforti family
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Conforti Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Conforti include Conforti, Conforto, Confortino, Confortini, Confortoro, Confortori, Confortone, Confortoni, Confortono, Confortano and many more.
Early Notables of the Conforti family (pre 1700)
Tuscany, who produced many artists, most renowned being Matteo and Iacopo Confortini, whose works can be seen in Florence, Umbria, and Treviso today; Giovanni Battista Conforti was an author in Rome born in 1558; Giovanni Battista Conforti ( fl. 1550-1570) was...
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Migration of the Conforti family to the New World and Oceana
A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Conforti:
Conforti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Conforti (post 1700)
Conforti Family Crest Products