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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Favalora. 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.

Favalora Early Origins



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

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Favalora Spelling Variations


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Favalora 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 characteristic. 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 Favalora 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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Favalora Early History


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Favalora Early History



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

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Favalora Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Favalora 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 Favalora 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 Favalora or a variant listed above:

Favalora Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Guiseppe Favalora, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1896

Favalora Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Favalora, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Terrasini, in 1903
  • Giovanni Favalora, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Lanio, Messina, in 1908
  • Enrico Favalora, aged 42, who landed in America from Palermo, Sicily, in 1909

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Favalora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Favalora 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2017 at 10:04.

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