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.
Early Origins of the Federico family
The surname Federico was first found in the city of Florence, with Federigo Federighi during the early 14th century.
Early History of the Federico family
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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 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 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.
Early Notables of the Federico family (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.
Migration of the Federico family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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
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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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Giovanni Federico, Italian-Australian Paralympian
- Giovanni Federico (b. 1980), German-born, Italian footballer