Early Origins of the Falva family
The surname Falva was first found in Cosenza a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily
. 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.
Early History of the Falva family
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Falva Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Falva family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Falva family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Raffaele Falvo, who came to New York in 1891.