Fabbri History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Italian surname Fabbri is derived from the Latin word "faber," meaning "craftsman," and as such, it was likely an occupational name first born by someone who was an iron worker, or some kind of craftsman.
Early Origins of the Fabbri family
The surname Fabbri was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony.
This very ancient family dates back to 1185 when Bertaldo Fabri was recorded in Vicenza, a city in northeastern Italy. Later in 1217 in Bologna, one of the family was granted the title of count from the Duke of Parma. In 1256, Bernardo de Fabris to escape the tyranny of Ecelino, emigrated from his homeland and took refuge in Padua. Another branch of the family was Fabri of Calvene, a branch of the previous one, in 1282 they went to live in Calvene and were called Fabri di Berica, because they moved to Vicenza. 
Early History of the Fabbri family
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Fabbri Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fabbri, Fabbro, Fabbris, Fabri, Fabro, Fabrey, Fabre, Fabris, Faber, Favro, Faveri, Favero, Favaro, Frau, Fabretto, Favret, Favarin, Fabbrini, Fabbrin, Fabbrucci and many more.
Early Notables of the Fabbri family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Martinus Fabri (died 1400), North Netherlandish composer of the late 14th century, known to be a singer; Felix Fabri (1441-1502), was a Dominican theologian, in 1489 authored a book on the history of Swabia, entitled Historia Suevorum; Gentile da Fabriano, a painter known as the first great master of the Umbrian school, born in Rome in 1360, and did works for the Malatesta family in Brescia; Salvator Fabris (1544-1618) an Italian fencing master from Padua; Girolamo Fabrici, a famous anatomist in Padua in the 16th century; Raphael Fabretti (1618-1700), an Italian antiquary; Annibale Pio...
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In France, the name Fabbri is the 8,856th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. 
| Fabbri migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fabbri Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Bernardo Fabbri whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1868
- Fabbri, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1892
Fabbri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- A. Fabbri, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1905
- Henry Fabbri, who landed in Mississippi in 1906 
- Alborto Fabbri, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Citta S. Angele, Italy, in 1908
- Alessandro Fabbri, aged 32, who landed in America from Gragnano, Italy, in 1910
- Agostino Fabbri, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Gragnono, Italy, in 1910
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Fabbri (post 1700) ||+|
- Inez Fabbri (1831-1909), née Agnes Schmidt, an Austrian American soprano, voice teacher and impresaria
- Roberto Fabbri (b. 1964), Italian classical guitarist, composer, teacher and writer
- Paolo Fabbri, Italian musicologist and academic, recipient of the 1989 Dent Medal
- Andrea Fabbri (b. 1992), Italian ice dancer
- Franco Fabbri (b. 1949), Brazilian-born Italian musician, musicologist and broadcaster
- Edmondo Fabbri (1921-1995), Italian football player and coach
- Diego Fabbri (1911-1980), Italian playwright
- Luce Fabbri (1908-2000), Italian anarchist writer, publisher and daughter of Luigi Fabbri
- Luigi Fabbri (1877-1935), Italian anarchist, writer, agitator and propagandist
- Marco Fabbri (b. 1988), Italian figure skater
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