The Ferrantino surname comes from the Old French word "ferrand," meaning "iron gray," and is thought to have originally been a nickname
, for someone with gray hair or for someone who dressed in gray. Some instances of the surname may have evolved from the Latin personal name
Early Origins of the Ferrantino family
The surname Ferrantino was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany
, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The Ferranti family emerged as a notable when Ottenero was Governor of Florence in 1362. They became known as the Ferranti family of Ferrantini.
Early History of the Ferrantino family
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Ferrantino Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations
. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Ferrantino include Ferranti, Ferrantello, Ferrantelli, Ferrantin, Ferrantini, Ferrantino, Ferrante and many more.
Early Notables of the Ferrantino family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ferrantino family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Ferrantino
Ferrantino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Prisco Ferrantino, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1897
- Alfonso Ferrantino, aged 2, who arrived in America from Nocera, in 1898
- Antonio Ferrantino, aged 31, who arrived in America from Nocera, in 1898
- Gaetano Ferrantino, aged 4, who arrived in America from Nocera, in 1898
Ferrantino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Gerardo Ferrantino, aged 23, who arrived in America from Cassel S. Giorgio, Italy, in 1909
- Michele Ferrantino, aged 18, who arrived in America from Monte S. Angelo, Foggia, in 1909
- Pietro Ferrantino, aged 25, who arrived in America from Italy, in 1910
- Carmela Ferrantino, aged 1, who arrived in America from Nocera Inferiore, Italy, in 1912
- Angelo Ferrantino, aged 6, who arrived in America from Montecarvino, Rovella, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrantino (post 1700)
- Chris Ferrantino, American production assistant, known for his work on The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Hollywood Heights (2012) and No Way to Go Through Life (2008)
- Angelo Ferrantino, Italian-born, American businessman who founded Ferrantino Fuel Corporation in New York city in 1911
- Michael Ferrantino (b. 1975), American President and Chief Executive Officer of the Valpey Fisher Corporation since 2009