Early Origins of the Cristafoli family
The surname Cristafoli was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans
arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest
said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily
one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily
they invaded Greece. 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.
Early History of the Cristafoli family
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Cristafoli Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Crisafuli, Cristafoli, Crisaculi, Cristacouli, Cristafulli, Crisaculini, Crisofalus, Cristofolini and many more.
Early Notables of the Cristafoli family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cristafoli family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ignazio Crisostomo, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Salenia, in 1906; Salvatore Crisostomo, aged 1, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Fronis Forte, Italy, in 1907.