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Defalco Early Origins



The surname Defalco was first found in the region of Lombardy, where earliest records date back to the year 1000. At this time, Ettore Falcone and his family moved from Lombardy to the city of Messina, in Sicily.

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Defalco Spelling Variations


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Defalco 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 Defalco include Falco, Falchi, Falqui, Falcoz, De Falco, Di falco, Falchetto, Falchetti, Falchetta, Falchini, Falcucci, Falcone, Falconici, Falconetti, Falconi, Falconio, Falchieri and many more.

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Defalco Early History


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Defalco Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Defalco research. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1600, 1649, 1702, 1798, 1642, 1724 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Defalco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Defalco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Defalco Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Giovanni-Antonio Falconi, who gloriously defended Otranto against the Turks in 1480. Placido Falconi was a composer of church music and a member of the Benedictine order in Asola in the mid 16th century. Aniello Falcone was an artist born in 1600...

Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Defalco 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



Immigrants bearing the name Defalco or a variant listed above include:

Defalco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonetta Defalco, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Atena Lucana, in 1905
  • Giovanna DeFalco, aged 23, who settled in America from Pratola Serra, Italy, in 1907
  • Maria DeFalco, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Salerno, Italy, in 1908
  • Michelangelo DeFalco, aged 36, who settled in America from Scitiano, Caserta, in 1909
  • Giuseppi DeFalco, aged 45, who landed in America from Pomigliano, Napoli, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Defalco (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Defalco (post 1700)



  • David DeFalco, American former professional wrestler turned movie director
  • Lawrence Michael DeFalco (1915-1979), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Amarillo from 1963 to 1979
  • Tom DeFalco (b. 1950), American comics writer and editor, best known for his association with Marvel Comics
  • Luigi De Falco (b. 1976), Italian businessman, Chairman of the group H2biz
  • Andrea De Falco (b. 1986), Italian footballer
  • Jonathan De Falco (b. 1984), retired Belgian footballer
  • Rubens de Falco da de Falco da Costa (1931-2008), Brazilian actor best known for his work in telenovelas
  • Emilien De Falco, French martial artist, acrobat, actor and stuntman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. 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).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    11. ...

    The Defalco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Defalco 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 17 November 2016 at 14:14.

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