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Filippo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Italian surname Filippo is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus," which is in turn derived from the Greek "Philipp•s." This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse." Thus the surname literally means "son of one who is a lover of horses." This name became common throughout Europe due to several saints and monarchs who bore the name.

Early Origins of the Filippo family


The surname Filippo was first found in the ancient city of Arcevia, where a record from 1238 showed a Corrado di Filippino, who owned Castle Montesecco.

Early History of the Filippo family


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Filippo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Filippi, Filippo, Filippa, Filpo, Filpi, Firpo, Filippino, Filipi, Filipucci, Filipipi, Firpi, De Filippo, De Filippi, De Filippis, Di Filippo, Filipovich, Filipcic, Filippelli, Filippello, Filippetti, Filippini, Filippucci, Filippozzi, Filipponi, Filippone, Filippazzo, Filippaz, Filipaz, Filipas, Filippanio, Filippato and many more.

Early Notables of the Filippo family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Fra Filippo Lippi, a famous Florentine painter of the 15th century. He was influenced by Massaccio, and painted much for the Medici family, the rulers at the time. Another famous painter was Filippino Lippi, born in Prato in 1457, who worked in Florence under...
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Migration of the Filippo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Filipipi, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750; John Fillipelli, who came to New York, NY in 1896; as well as Frank Fillipello, and his wife Annie, who arrived in Louisiana between the years 1903 and 1910..

Contemporary Notables of the name Filippo (post 1700)


  • Luigi Filippo Contarini (1841-1908), Italian politician, mayor of Agrigento and senator for life, Kingdom of Sicily
  • Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo (1500-1584), Italian painter
  • Pier Filippo Mazza (b. 1988), Sammarinese footballer
  • Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-1469), Italian religious painter
  • Filippo Guagliardo, Italian researcher at the Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Filippo Porcari (b. 1984), Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Triestina
  • Filippo de Filippi (1814-1867), Italian physician, traveler and zoologist from Pavia; he died from dysentery and liver problems in Hong Kong while attempting to circumnavigate the globe
  • Filippo Pacini (1812-1883), Italian anatomist, posthumously famous for isolating the cholera bacillus Vibrio cholerae in 1854
  • Filippo de Filippi (1814-1867), Italian physician, zoologist and politician, Senator of the Kingdom of Italy
  • Filippo Baldassari, Italian sailor in the Men's Finn class at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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