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The Italian surname Defilippo is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus," which is in turn derived from the Greek "Philipp•s." This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse." Thus the surname literally means "son of one who is a lover of horses." This name became common throughout Europe due to several saints and monarchs who bore the name.

Defilippo Early Origins



The surname Defilippo was first found in the ancient city of Arcevia, where a record from 1238 showed a Corrado di Filippino, who owned Castle Montesecco.

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Defilippo Spelling Variations


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Defilippo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Filippi, Filippo, Filippa, Filpo, Filpi, Firpo, Filippino, Filipi, Filipucci, Filipipi, Firpi, De Filippo, De Filippi, De Filippis, Di Filippo, Filipovich, Filipcic, Filippelli, Filippello, Filippetti, Filippini, Filippucci, Filippozzi, Filipponi, Filippone, Filippazzo, Filippaz, Filipaz, Filipas, Filippanio, Filippato and many more.

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Defilippo Early History


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Defilippo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Defilippo research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1457, 1574, 1536, 1602, 1830 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Defilippo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Defilippo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Defilippo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Fra Filippo Lippi, a famous Florentine painter of the 15th century. He was influenced by Massaccio, and painted much for the Medici family, the rulers at the time. Another famous painter was Filippino Lippi, born in Prato in 1457, who worked in Florence under...

Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Defilippo 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Defilippo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • F. DeFilippo, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Antonio DeFilippo, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Vico Garganico, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo DeFilippo, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Saruso, Salerno, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonia Defilippo, aged 11, who landed in America from Carlentini, Italy, in 1909
  • Almerindo DeFilippo, aged 24, who settled in America from Cintella, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Defilippo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Defilippo (post 1700)



  • John DeFilippo (b. 1978), American football coach for the Oakland Raiders
  • Charlotte DeFilippo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • Luca De Filippo (1948-2015), Italian actor and director of theatre

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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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Defilippo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Defilippo 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 26 October 2016 at 08:44.

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