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Felici History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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The surname Felici is a 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 Felici came from the Latin word "felix," which means "happy."

Early Origins of the Felici family

The surname Felici was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, where Marcus Antonius Felix was a prominent member of the community, as he is known to have cleared the country of robbers.

Early History of the Felici family

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Felici Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Felici 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 Felici family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giurarono Feliciani of Bologna was a part of the crusades in 1217. Enrichetto Feliciani was a member of government in 1291 in Bologna, and was also involved in planning...
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Migration of the Felici family to the New World and Oceana

Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Felici or a variant listed above:

Felici Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anselmo Felici, aged 16, who settled in America from Acquafendente, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonio Felici, aged 46, who emigrated to America from S. Stefano, Italy, in 1911
  • Armando Felici, aged 20, who landed in America from Capamori, Italy, in 1911
  • Ago Alessandro Felici, aged 65, who emigrated to America from Italy, in 1911
  • Angelo Felici, aged 3, who landed in America from Fraine, Italy, in 1911
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