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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Ferrini. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Ferrini family lived in Sicily where records date their presence as early as 1060.

Ferrini Early Origins



The surname Ferrini was first found in on the island in 1060. An important member of the Ferrini lineage at this time was Tomaso Ferro, mayor of Sassuolo in 1288; Tuccio Ferrucci was Captain of the defense of Pistoia in 1305, when Arrigo VII was ruler of the city.

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Ferrini Spelling Variations


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Ferrini Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Ferrini are Ferro, Ferri, Fierro, Ferretti, Ferretto, Ferrettini, Ferrettino, Ferrini, Ferrino, Ferrin, Ferin, Ferrucci, Ferruzzi, Ferroli, Ferrotti, Ferrieri, Ferranti, Ferrillo, Ferrulli, Ferrato, Ferriani, Ferraiolo, Ferraioli, Ferraiuolo, Ferraiulo and many more.

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Ferrini Early History


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Ferrini Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrini research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1431, 1490, 1500, 1690, 1634, 1689, 1638, 1450, 1583, 1868, 1601 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Ferrini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferrini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferrini Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Domenico Ferretti, a diplomat and jurist in Castelfranco in 1490. Giulio Ferretti was a Statesman and jurisconsult in Ravenna in 1500; Raimondo Ferretti, governor of Loreto and Archbishop of Ravenna in 1690; Ciro Ferri (1634-1689), was an Italian Baroque sculptor and...

Another 101 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrini 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



An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Ferrini:

Ferrini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pilode Ferrini, aged 19, arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "America" from Genova [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-T2W : 6 December 2014), Pilode Ferrini, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York City, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Guido Ferrini, aged 23, originally from Ortucchio, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Cherbourg, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CQ-8ZR : 6 December 2014), Guido Ferrini, 17 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gregorio Giriglio Ferrini, aged 30, originally from Goriano Sicoli, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Providence" from Naples, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68G-JZL : 6 December 2014), Gregorio Giriglio Ferrini, 12 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Providence, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Stefano Ferrini, aged 22, originally from Modugno, Italy, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Palermo" from Naples, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VW-15S : 6 December 2014), Stefano Ferrini, 29 Oct 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Palermo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Giosue Ferrini, aged 39, originally from Musocco, Italy, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Providence" from Naples, Italy [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6PM-TZV : 6 December 2014), Giosue Ferrini, 15 Apr 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Providence, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrini (post 1700)



  • Venanzio Ugo "Vincent" Ferrini (1913-2007), American writer and poet
  • Henry Ferrini (b. 1953), American non-fiction filmmaker, known for his portraits of Jack Kerouac and Charles Olson, founder of Ferrini Productions
  • Giorgio Ferrini (1939-1976), Italian football manager and former football player who played as a midfielder
  • Franco Ferrini (b. 1944), Italian screenwriter
  • Francesco Ferrini (b. 1985), Italian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-T2W : 6 December 2014), Pilode Ferrini, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York City, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CQ-8ZR : 6 December 2014), Guido Ferrini, 17 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68G-JZL : 6 December 2014), Gregorio Giriglio Ferrini, 12 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Providence, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VW-15S : 6 December 2014), Stefano Ferrini, 29 Oct 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Palermo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6PM-TZV : 6 December 2014), Giosue Ferrini, 15 Apr 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Providence, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
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The Ferrini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferrini 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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