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The surname De felice is a patronymic surname, created from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. The name De felice came from the Latin word "felix," which means "happy."

De felice Early Origins



The surname De felice was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, where Marcus Antonius Felix was a prominent member of the community, as he is known to have cleared the country of robbers.

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De felice Spelling Variations


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De felice Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name De felice include Felici, Felice, Filice, Felise, Felis, Felisaz, De Felice, De Felici, Del Felice, Di Felice, Felicetti, Felicetta, Felicini, Felicioli, Feliciotti, Feliciani, Felician, Feliziani, Felicioni, Felisati, Felisatti, Feliciangeli, Felicitas and many more.

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De felice Early History


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De felice Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De felice research. More information is included under the topic Early De felice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De felice Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De felice Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Giurarono Feliciani of Bologna was a part of the crusades in 1217. Enrichetto Feliciani was a member of government in 1291 in Bologna, and was also involved in planning...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De felice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name De felice or a variant listed above:

De felice Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amantonia DeFelice, aged 26, who landed in America from Casoli, Italy, in 1907
  • Annina DeFelice, aged 20, who landed in America from Vasto, Italy, in 1909
  • Carmine DeFelice, aged 48, who settled in America from Paganica, Italy, in 1910
  • Caterina DeFelice, aged 32, who landed in America from San Prisco, Italy, in 1911
  • Aspunta DeFelice, aged 19, who landed in America from Rodi Gargamo, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name De felice (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De felice (post 1700)



  • Father Jonathan DeFelice O.S.B.,, American academic, President of New England's Saint Anselm College in Goffstown
  • Cynthia DeFelice (b. 1951), American children's book author
  • Phillip Defelice, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Montana State House of Representatives 33rd District, 2010
  • Norman Defelice (1933-2015), Canadian ice hockey goaltender and coach, active from 1951 to 1970

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    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The De felice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De felice 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.

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