patronymic surname, created from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. The name Felicanni came from the Latin word "felix," which means "happy."
Early Origins of the Felicanni family
Early History of the Felicanni family
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Felicanni Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Felicanni include Felici, Felice, Filice, Felise, Felis, Felisaz, De Felice, De Felici, Del Felice, Di Felice, Felicetti, Felicetta, Felicini, Felicioli, Feliciotti, Feliciani, Felician, Feliziani, Felicioni, Felisati, Felisatti, Feliciangeli, Felicitas and many more.
Early Notables of the Felicanni family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Felicanni family to the New World and Oceana
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Felicanni or a variant listed above: Amantonia DeFelice, aged 26, who arrived at Ellis Island from Casoli, Italy, in 1907; Angelo DeFelice, aged 39, who arrived at Ellis Island from Vasto, Italy, in 1916.
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