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Garofalo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Garofalo family


The surname Garofalo was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Garofalo family


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Garofalo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Delgavio, Gavio, De Gavio, Gado, Gano, Garo and many more.

Early Notables of the Garofalo family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Garofalo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garofalo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giuseppe Garofalo, who settled in Ashtabula Co, OH sometime between 1875 and 1906
  • Domenico Garofalo, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
  • Adimonte Garofalo, aged 7, who landed in America from S. Margano Tanio, in 1898
  • Albano Michele Garofalo, aged 0, who landed in America from Campofelice, in 1898

Garofalo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonso Garofalo, aged 23, who settled in America from Montella, in 1903
  • Angela Garofalo, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Borgetto, Sicily, in 1907
  • Alfonso Garofalo, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Gragnano, Italy, in 1911
  • Amunziata Garofalo, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Carpanzano, Italy, in 1911
  • Alessandra Garofalo, aged 19, who settled in America from Sessa, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Garofalo (post 1700)


  • Janeane Garofalo (b. 1964), American actress and activist
  • Raffaele Garofalo (1851-1934), Italian jurist and criminologist
  • Il Garofalo (1481-1559), Italian painter
  • Carlo Giorgio Garofalo (1886-1962), Italian composer and organist

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