Falcone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Falcone family
The surname Falcone was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. The first record of the name was in the year 1000 when the family held estates in Cerami, Comiso, Asaro, Lamotta, in the barony of Domicella. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Important Dates for the Falcone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falcone research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1270, 1341, 1200, 1310, 1585, 1648, 1585, 1656, 1600, 1665, 1664, 1638 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Falcone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Falcone Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Falcone, Falcione, Falciane and others.
Early Notables of the Falcone family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Lelio Falconieri (1585-1648), an Italian Catholic Cardinal from Florence; Falconieri (Falconiero) (c. 1585-1656), an Italian composer and lutenist from Naples; Aniello Falcone (1600-1665), an Italian Baroque painter...
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Migration of the Falcone family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anton Falcon, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1562; Antonio Falcon, who came to Peru in 1589; Alexander Falcon, who settled in Virginia in 1620; Antonia Falcon, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778.
Contemporary Notables of the name Falcone (post 1700)
- Peter Frank Falcone (b. 1953), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1975 to 1984
- Leonard V. Falcone (1899-1985), Italian-born, American baritone horn/euphonium virtuoso, Professor of Baritone Horn and Euphonium at Michigan State University (1927-1967)
- Don Falcone (b. 1958), American musician and producer
- Benjamin Scott "Ben" Falcone (b. 1973), American actor, comedian, director, producer and screenwriter, husband of the actress Melissa McCarthy
- Joseph Daniel Falcone, American architect from Cranston, Rhode Island
- John Falcone, American rock musician who played bass guitar
- Marco Falcone (b. 1959), Italian fencer in the individual épée event at the 1980 Summer Olympics
- Ben Falcone (b. 1988), Italian rugby league player, former member of the Italian National Team (2009-2013)
- Luigi Falcone (b. 1992), Italian footballer, member of the Italian National Team (2008-2011)
- Giulio Falcone (b. 1974), Italian footballer, member of the Italian National Team (1993-2006)
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Historic Events for the Falcone family
- Mrs. Susan Falcone, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash 
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