The Italian surname Filpo 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 Filpo family
The surname Filpo 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 Filpo family
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Filpo 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 Filpo 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... Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Filpo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Filpo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Filpo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonio Filpo, aged 37, who settled in America from Valbrevenna, in 1899
Filpo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Georges Filpo, who emigrated to the United States, in 1902
- Guiseppi Filpo, aged 29, who settled in America from Sambiase, in 1902
- Francesco Filpo, aged 18, who landed in America from Lauria, in 1907
- Nicola Filpo, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Cannalouga, Italy, in 1911
- Angela Filpo, aged 52, who landed in America from Palermo, Sicily, changed to U. S., in 1914
Contemporary Notables of the name Filpo (post 1700)
- Glory Filpo, Actress known for her work "Cyclone"
- Antonio Jiménez Filpo, Executive Producer best known for his work "Everything in Place"