Falchi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Falchi family
The surname Falchi 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.
Important Dates for the Falchi family
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Falchi Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Falchi 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 Falchi 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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Falchi migration to the United States
Immigrants bearing the name Falchi or a variant listed above include:
Falchi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bachisio Falchi, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Bolotana, Italy, in 1907
- Salvatore Falchi, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Borntta, Sassari, in 1909
- Guiseppe Falchi, aged 33, who settled in America from Bultei, Italy, in 1910
- Andrea Falchi, aged 24, who settled in America from Siligo, Italy, in 1912
- Pietro Falchi, aged 22, who settled in America from Bultei, Italy, in 1912
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