The Italian surname Frabbetti is derived from the Latin word "faber," meaning "craftsman," and as such, it was likely an occupational
name first born by someone who was an iron worker, or some kind of craftsman.
Early Origins of the Frabbetti family
The surname Frabbetti was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Frabbetti family
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Frabbetti Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fabbri, Fabbro, Fabbris, Fabri, Fabro, Fabrey, Fabre, Fabris, Faber, Favro, Faveri, Favero, Favaro, Frau, Fabretto, Favret, Favarin, Fabbrini, Fabbrin, Fabbrucci and many more.
Early Notables of the Frabbetti family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Martinus Fabri (died 1400), North Netherlandish composer of the late 14th century, known to be a singer; Felix Fabri (1441-1502), was a Dominican theologian, in 1489 authored a book on the history of Swabia, entitled Historia Suevorum; Gentile da Fabriano, a painter known as... Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frabbetti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Frabbetti family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carlo Agusto Fabricus, who arrived in Canada in 1783 at the age of 30; Bernardo Fabbri whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1868.