, 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 Falchieri 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 Falchieri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of Falchieri 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... Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falchieri Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Falchieri or a variant listed above: 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.