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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Florin. 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 Florin family lived in the city of Naples, where records reveal that the Florio family received the feudal territories of Persano and Sandionisio in 1313.

Florin Early Origins



The surname Florin was first found in as early as 1313 when the Florio family received the feudal territories of Persano and Sandionisio.

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Florin Spelling Variations


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Florin Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Florin include Florio, Floro, Flori, De Florio, Florino, Flores, Florimi, Florini, Florimo and many more.

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Florin Early History


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Florin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Florin research. More information is included under the topic Early Florin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Florin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Florin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Sebastiano Florigerio, a painter in 1500 who studied in Udine. At the start of his career, he worked without pay because he wished to marry the daughter of his master. His works can be seen in Udine, Florence, Padua, Venice, and...

Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Florin 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 examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Florin arrived in North America very early:

Florin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bart Florin, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Lucas Florin, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Florin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M A Florin, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1841
  • Jeremiah Florin, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Florin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Florin (post 1700)



  • Peter Florin (1921-2014), East German politician and diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly (1987-1988)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    11. ...

    The Florin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Florin 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2014 at 06:27.

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