Early Origins of the Fantino family
The surname Fantino was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna
, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice
in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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 was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Fantino family
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Fantino Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fantino, Fantato, Fano, Fanti, Fantoni, Fani, Fantacci, Fantazzi, Fantazzini and many more.
Early Notables of the Fantino family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fantino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Foti, who settled in New Orleans in 1838; Paul Fani, who settled in Indiana in 1848; Vincenzo Foti, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900; and Stefano Foti, who arrived in Arkansas in 1918..
Contemporary Notables of the name Fantino (post 1700)
- Julian Fantino (b. 1942), Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, Canada