Early Origins of the Farrella family
The surname Farrella 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. 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 Farrella family
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Farrella Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Farella, Faralla, Fardella, Farrella, Fadella and others.
Early Notables of the Farrella family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farrella family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Amedeo Fardella, aged 6, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Palermo, Italy, in 1921; Andrea Fardella, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Longano, Italy, in 1911.