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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Emilia-Romagna emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Conforto 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 Conforto came from a person who enjoyed comfort or luxury.

Conforto Early Origins



The surname Conforto was first found in Bologna (Latin: Bononia), one of the more prosperous cities at this early time. Research reveals that members of the Conforti family lived in the area of Bologna as early as the year 1279, where they owned the castles of Confortino and Martiglione.

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Conforto Spelling Variations


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Conforto Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Conforto include Conforti, Conforto, Confortino, Confortini, Confortoro, Confortori, Confortone, Confortoni, Confortono, Confortano and many more.

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Conforto Early History


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Conforto Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conforto research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1550, 1570, 1560, 1608, 1570, 1569, 1630, 1718 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Conforto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conforto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conforto Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the Confortini family of 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...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conforto 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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Conforto:

Conforto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Conforto, aged 46, who landed in America from Sagota, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Conforto, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Albanella, Italy, in 1909
  • Calogero Conforto, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Naso, Sicily, in 1909
  • Fortunato Conforto, aged 22, who landed in America from Amalfi, Italy, in 1910
  • Biagio Conforto, aged 41, who settled in America from Militello, Sicily, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conforto (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conforto (post 1700)



  • Tracie Lehuanani Ruiz- Conforto (b. 1963), American six-time gold medalist synchronized swimmer active in the 1980s, inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Michael Thomas Conforto (b. 1993), American Major League Baseball left fielder for the New York Mets
  • Nicola Conforto (1718-1793), Italian composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The Conforto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conforto 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 2 November 2016 at 08:49.

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