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Early Origins of the Difalco family

The surname Difalco 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.

Early History of the Difalco family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Difalco research. Another 32 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1600, 1649, 1702, 1798, 1642, 1724 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Difalco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Difalco Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Difalco include Falco, Falchi, Falqui, Falcoz, De Falco, Di falco, Falchetto, Falchetti, Falchetta, Falchini, Falcucci, Falcone, Falconici, Falconetti, Falconi, Falconio, Falchieri and many more.

Early Notables of the Difalco family (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, who founded a school of battle painting in Naples. He is also famous for teaching Salvator Rosa. Andrea Falconieri was a prominent composer in Naples around this time. Francesco Falconi was mayor of Sassuolo...
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United States Difalco migration to the United States +

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

Difalco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carmela DiFalco, aged 9, who settled in America from Pomigliano, in 1902
  • Francesca DiFalco, aged 4, who landed in America from Pomigliano, in 1902
  • Filomena DiFalco, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Palena, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio DiFalco, aged 16, who landed in America from Mignan, Italy, in 1913
  • Alfonso diFalco, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Nocesa Sapa, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Difalco (post 1700) +

  • Carole Ann DiFalco (b. 1963), birth name of Carole Ann Radziwill, American journalist, author, and reality television personality from Suffern, New York
  • S. Samuel DiFalco (1906-1978), American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for New York State Assembly, 1935; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1949-56; New York County Surrogate, 1957-76 [1]
  • Emma G. Difalco, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook