Favero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Italian surname Favero is derived from the Latin word "faber," meaning "craftsman," and as such, it was likely an occupational name first born by someone who was an iron worker, or some kind of craftsman.

Early Origins of the Favero family

The surname Favero was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. 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 Favero family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Favero research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1400, 1441, 1502, 1489, 1360, 1544, 1618, 1618, 1700, 1697, 1760 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Favero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Favero Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fabbri, Fabbro, Fabbris, Fabri, Fabro, Fabrey, Fabre, Fabris, Faber, Favro, Faveri, Favero, Favaro, Frau, Fabretto, Favret, Favarin, Fabbrini, Fabbrin, Fabbrucci and many more.

Early Notables of the Favero family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Martinus Fabri (died 1400), North Netherlandish composer of the late 14th century, known to be a singer; Felix Fabri (1441-1502), was a Dominican theologian, in 1489 authored a book on the history of Swabia, entitled Historia Suevorum; Gentile da Fabriano, a painter known as the first great master of the Umbrian school, born in Rome in 1360, and did works for the Malatesta family in Brescia; Salvator Fabris (1544-1618) an...
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Favero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Favero migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Favero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Michele Favero, aged 37, originally from Valperga, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genoa, Italy [1]
  • Catarina Favero, aged 15, originally from Cavasso, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [2]
  • Fausto Favero, aged 28, originally from Possagno, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Trieste, Italy [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Favero (post 1700) +

  • Giuseppe Favero (1931-2020), Italian racing cyclist who won a stage of the 1958 Paris–Nice
  • Vito Favero (1932-2014), Italian road racing cyclist
  • Mafalda Favero (1903-1981), Italian operatic soprano
  • Luciano Favero (b. 1957), former Italian footballer




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