Show ContentsFabro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Italian surname Fabro 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 Fabro family

The surname Fabro 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. 1

Early History of the Fabro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fabro research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1400, 1441, 1489, 1502, 1544, 1603, 1618, 1697, 1700, 1719, 1725, 1729, 1730, 1731, 1745, 1747, 1750 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Fabro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fabro 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 Fabro family

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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United States Fabro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fabro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Maria Fabro, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845 2
  • Luis Nemesio Fabro, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1851 2

Australia Fabro migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fabro Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth J. Fabro, aged 44, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Contemporary Notables of the name Fabro (post 1700) +

  • Cornelio Fabro CSS (1911-1995), Italian Catholic priest of the Stigmatine Order and a scholastic Thomist philosopher
  • Luciano Fabro (1936-2007), Italian sculptor, artist and writer
  • Dario Del Fabro (b. 1995), Italian footballer

  1. Battista di Crollalanza, Giovanni, Dizionario Storico-Blasonico 3 vols. Pisa: Arnaldo Forini Editore, 1886. Print
  2. 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) on Facebook