, where earliest records date back to the year 1000. At this time, Ettore Falcone and his family moved from
to the city of Messina, in Sicily.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falchetto 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 Falchetto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Falchetto include Falco, Falchi, Falqui, Falcoz, De Falco, Di falco, Falchetto, Falchetti, Falchetta, Falchini, Falcucci, Falcone, Falconici, Falconetti, Falconi, Falconio, Falchieri and many more.
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... Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falchetto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Falchetto family to immigrate North America: Antonetta Defalco, aged 20, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Atena Lucana, in 1905; Antonio DeFalco, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Pomigliano, Italy, in 1923.