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Ferrara Early Origins



The surname Ferrara was 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.

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Ferrara Spelling Variations


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Ferrara Spelling Variations



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.

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Ferrara Early History


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Ferrara Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferrara Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferrara Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include Lord Alvaro Rodrigues Ferreira, who was listed at Leon in 1170; Cristóvão Ferreira (1580-1650), Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan who apostacized...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrara (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrara (post 1700)



  • Napoleone Ferrara, Italian-American molecular biologist awarded a Lasker Award in 2010
  • Adam Ferrara (b. 1966), American actor and comedian
  • Abel Ferrara (b. 1951), American movie screenwriter and director
  • Giuseppe Ferrara (1932-2016), Italian film director and screenwriter
  • Franco Ferrara (1911-1985), Italian conductor
  • Rosina Ferrara (1861-1934), popular Italian model for painters of that era

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 7 November 2011 at 19:47.

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