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The Federico family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Tuscany. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 Tuscany 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.

Federico Early Origins



The surname Federico was first found in the city of Florence, with Federigo Federighi during the early 14th century.

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Federico Spelling Variations


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Federico 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 Federico include Federici, Federico, Federigi, Federighi, Federigo, Fenderico, Fedrici, Fedrizzi, Federzoni, Fedrigo, Fedrigoni, Fedrigon, Ferdico, Ferrighi, Frigo, Frighi, Frigato, Frigatti, Frizzi, Frizzotti, Frizzone, Frizzera, Frizzarin, Frizzell, Frizzelli, Frizelli and many more.

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Federico Early History


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Federico Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Federico research. More information is included under the topic Early Federico History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Federico Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Federico Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Antonio Federighi, born in Siena in 1490. He was a famous sculptor and architect, and was assistant to Jacopo della Quercia in works for the cathedral at Siena. One of these works is Sibilla Eritrea, which was done in marble. Benedetto Federici of Ferrara...

Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Federico 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



In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Federico were found:

Federico Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pablo Ramon De Federico, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1839

Federico Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amato Federico, aged 25, who settled in America from Casesta, in 1901
  • Alfonso Federico, aged 23, who settled in America from Boscoreale, Italy, in 1907
  • Alessio Federico, aged 18, who landed in America from Ortodansco, Salerno, in 1909
  • Alfonso Federico, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Veroli, Rome, in 1909
  • Agnello Federico, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Faicckio, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Federico (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Federico (post 1700)



  • Pasquale Joseph Federico (1902-1982), American patent attorney and mathematician
  • Pasquale Joseph Federico (1902-1982), American mathematician and longtime head of the United States Patent Office
  • Alfred Federico, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972
  • Giovanni Federico, Italian-Australian Paralympian
  • Giovanni Federico (b. 1980), German-born, Italian footballer

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. 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).
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Federico Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Federico 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 20 January 2016 at 10:51.

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