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The surname Ferraro was first found in Portugal, where the surname Ferraro 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.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferraro research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferraro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Ferraro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ferraro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Ferraro, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Angelo Ferraro, aged 38, who landed in America from Acri, in 1892
  • John Ferraro, who landed in California in 1893
  • Angelo Ferraro, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Angelo Ferraro, aged 30, who settled in America from Naples, in 1897
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Ferraro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonzo Ferraro, aged 48, who landed in America from Mercogliano, in 1900
  • Andenzeda Ferraro, aged 13, who settled in America from Sambusa, in 1900
  • Adelina Ferraro, aged 9, who emigrated to America from S. Martino, in 1901
  • Agrippina Ferraro, aged 23, who landed in America from Cellara, in 1902
  • Alfonso Ferraro, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Malvito, in 1902
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  • Peter Joseph Ferraro (b. 1973), American former NHL hockey player
  • Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011), American politician and 1984 Vice-President candidate
  • Michael Dennis Ferraro (b. 1944), American Major League Baseball player
  • Salvatore Ferraro (b. 1983), Italian football player
  • Pier Miranda Ferraro (1924-2008), Italian operatic tenor
  • Emanuele Ferraro (b. 1978), Italian footballer
  • John Ferraro (1924-2001), Los Angeles City Councilman
  • Ray Ferraro (b. 1964), Canadian NHL hockey player
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    4. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Ferraro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferraro 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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