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Where did the Portuguese Ferrara family come from? What is the Portuguese Ferrara family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ferrara family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ferrara family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ferrara, Ferrera, Ferrari, Ferraro, Ferreri, Ferreria, Ferrer, Ferrera, Ferrero, Ferreira, Herrera, Ferrarius, Ferriere, Ferrieres, Ferrea, Ferrarese, Ferraresi, Farreras, Farrera, Farreres, Ferri, Fierro, Hiero, Fer, Ferretti, Ferrettini, Ferretto, Ferrettino, Ferrin, Ferrini, Ferrino, Ferrucci, Ferruzzi, Ferrulli, Ferrotti, Ferroli, Ferroni, Ferron, Ferrone and many more.
First found in Portugal, where the surname Ferrara was most likely used initially as an occupational name for a blacksmith. Such a heritage is demonstrated by the coat of arms of one branch of this family that features fourteen iron cauldrons and the crest of another branch that features an ostrich with a horseshoe in its beak.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrara research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrara History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 93 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ferrara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andre Ferrara, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
- Jose Ferrara, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1842
- Maria Ferrara, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1851
- Adamo Ferrara, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1897
Ferrara Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- A. Andrea Ferrara, aged 17, who landed in America from Tufino, in 1903
- Agostino Ferrara, aged 2, who landed in America from Palena, Italy, in 1904
- Abele Ferrara, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Sarno, Italy, in 1906
- Achille Ferrara, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Lucera, Italy, in 1907
- Alessandro Ferrara, aged 56, who landed in America from Pianella, Italy, in 1909
- Adam Ferrara (b. 1966), American actor and comedian
- Abel Ferrara (b. 1951), American movie screenwriter and director
- Napoleone Ferrara, Italian-American molecular biologist awarded a Lasker Award in 2010
- Franco Ferrara (1911-1985), Italian conductor
- Rosina Ferrara (1861-1934), popular Italian model for painters of that era
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
- Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
- Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
- Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
The Ferrara Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferrara 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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