From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily
emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Ferrucci. 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 Ferrucci family lived in Sicily
where records date their presence as early as 1060.
Early Origins of the Ferrucci family
The surname Ferrucci was first found in on the island in 1060. An important member of the Ferrucci 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.
Early History of the Ferrucci family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrucci research.Another 43 words (3 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 Ferrucci History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ferrucci 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 Ferrucci include 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.
Early Notables of the Ferrucci family (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 painter; Gabriele Ferretti was Archbishop of Fermo and Cardinal of Santa Chiesa; many members of this family were honored with the title of Knight of... Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrucci Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ferrucci family to the New World and Oceana
Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Ferrucci:
Ferrucci Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alfonso Ferrucci, aged 7, who immigrated to America from Calvanico, in 1898
Ferrucci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Angelica Ferrucci, aged 29, who settled in America from Tora, in 1903
- Alfonso Ferrucci, aged 32, who landed in America from Calvanico, in 1904
- Domenico Ferrucci, aged 21, who settled in America from Toritto, Italy, in 1906
- Carlo Ferrucci, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Cora, Italy, in 1910
- Cataldo Ferrucci, aged 19, who landed in America from Corato, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrucci (post 1700)
- Nici Ferrucci (b. 1986), Italian footballer
- Nicodemo Ferrucci (1574-1650), Italian painter of the Baroque period
- Piero Ferrucci, Italian psychotherapist and a philosopher
- Andrea Ferrucci (1465-1526), Italian sculptor
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