The D'onofri surname comes from the Italian personal name
Onofrio, which is derived from the Latin Onnuphrius. It became a popular Christian name, mainly in Southern Italy due to St. Onofrio, a 5th-century Egyptian martyr.
Early Origins of the D'onofri family
The surname D'onofri was first found in Emilia. 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, was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the D'onofri family
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D'onofri Spelling Variations
of this family name include: D'Onofrio, D'Onofri, Nofri, Noferi, Noferini, Onofrio and many more.
Early Notables of the D'onofri family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the D'onofri family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Luigi Donofrio, who came to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906; and Noto Onofrio, who arrived in Boston sometime between 1913 and 1914.