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The Italian surname Frau 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.

Frau Early Origins



The surname Frau was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mňdna), 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.

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Frau Spelling Variations


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Frau Spelling Variations



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.

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Frau Early History


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Frau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frau research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1400, 1441, 1502, 1489, 1360, 1544, 1618, 1618, 1700, 1697, 1760 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Frau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frau Early Notables (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 Frau 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



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    11. ...

    The Frau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frau 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 24 March 2014 at 08:43.

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