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The surname Feliciano 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 Feliciano came from the Latin word "felix," which means "happy."

Feliciano Early Origins



The surname Feliciano 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.

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Feliciano Spelling Variations


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Feliciano 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 Feliciano 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.

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Feliciano Early History


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Feliciano Early History



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

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Feliciano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Feliciano Early Notables (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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Feliciano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cesara Feliciano, aged 52, who emigrated to America, in 1901
  • Di Sanza Feliciano, aged 40, who landed in America from Roccaroso, in 1905
  • Bernardo Feliciano, aged 21, who landed in America from Introdacqua, Aquila, in 1909
  • Luigi Feliciano, aged 23, who landed in America from Campli, Italy, in 1910
  • Cristina Feliciano, aged 23, who landed in America from Melfi, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feliciano (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Feliciano (post 1700)



  • Haydee Feliciano, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1952
  • Jon Feliciano, American football offensive guard for the Oakland Raiders
  • António Feliciano (1922-2010), former Portuguese footballer who played for Belenenses (1944-1950) Member of the Portugal National Team (1945-1949)
  • Jesús Feliciano (b. 1979), former Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets in the 2010 season
  • Francisco Feliciano (1941-2014), Filipino composer and conductor, National Artist of the Philippines for Music in 2014
  • Pedro Juan Feliciano (b. 1976), Puerto Rican Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher
  • José Luis "Cheo" Feliciano Vega (1935-2014), Puerto Rican composer and singer of salsa and bolero music
  • Jose Feliciano (b. 1945), Puerto-Rico born, singer/guitarist, one of the most prominent Latin-born performers of the pop era, probably best known for his rendition of "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single "Feliz Navidad"
  • Hector Feliciano (b. 1952), Puerto Rican author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Feliciano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Feliciano 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.

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