The Italian surname Firpo 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 Firpo family
The surname Firpo 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 Firpo family
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Firpo 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 Firpo 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 Firpo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Firpo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Firpo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Miguel Cayetano Firpo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1843 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Firpo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Daviderio Firpo, aged 5, who landed in America from Nezziporti, Italy, in 1905
- Ferdinando Firpo, aged 35, who settled in America from Vilbrenna, Italy, in 1905
- Grevino Caterina Firpo, aged 27, who landed in America from Nezziporti, Italy, in 1905
- Giovanni Firpo, aged 29, who landed in America from Valbrevenna, in 1907
- Caspolina Firpo, aged 29, who landed in America from Valbrevenna, Italy, in 1908
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