Frate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Frate family

The surname Frate was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 Frate family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frate research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1213, 1277, 1398, and 1400 are included under the topic Early Frate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frate Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Frati, Frate, Frare, Fratta, Frattini, Frates, Frata, Fratini, Fratoni and many more.

Early Notables of the Frate family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Frate family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adreno Frati, who was recorded in Seneca Falls, New York between the years 1884-1905; Angelo Frati, who was registered in Kern County, California in 1884.


Contemporary Notables of the name Frate (post 1700) +

  • Gennaro W. Frate, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Darien; Elected 1948; Delegate to Connecticut State Constitutional Convention 4th District, 1965 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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