Fabri History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Italian surname Fabri 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 Fabri family

The surname Fabri 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. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

Early History of the Fabri family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fabri research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1400, 1441, 1502, 1489, 1360, 1544, 1618, 1618, 1700, 1697, 1760 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Fabri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fabri 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 Fabri 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...
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United States Fabri migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fabri Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Fabri, who landed in America in 1782 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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