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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Favale. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility.

Favale Early Origins



The surname Favale was first found in the city of Treviso, where the Favero family lived as early as 1308.

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Favale Spelling Variations


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Favale Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. 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 Favale include Fava, Favre, Favi, Favella, Favelli, Favetta, Favetti, Favino, Favini, Favuzza, Favazzi, Favale, Favali, Favalini, Favalli, Favano, Favara, Favari, Favar, Favareto, Favata, Favati, Faveto and many more.

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Favale Early History


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Favale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Favale research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1509, 1604, 1669 and 1744 are included under the topic Early Favale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Favale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Favale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Oddo Fava, a philosopher and member of the government Council in Bologna; Guglielmo Favre was a famous lawyer in Aosta during the 14th century; Nicolo di Pietro Fava was one of the 16 reformists in Bologna and was ambassador to many princes. However, with...

Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Favale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Favale or a variant listed above:

Favale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Berardina Favale, aged 35, who settled in America from Corleto Particaro, in 1906
  • Domenico Favale, aged 23, who settled in America from Saponara, Italy, in 1907
  • Constantino Favale, aged 48, who landed in America from Margherita Ligure, Italy, in 1908
  • Angelo Favale, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Montaltano, Italy, in 1910
  • Domenica Favale, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Casamassina, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Favale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Favale (post 1700)



  • Gabriel Norberto Favale (b. 1967), Argentine retired football referee

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Favale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Favale Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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