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Where did the Italian Giuffre family come from? What is the Italian Giuffre family crest and coat of arms? When did the Giuffre family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Giuffre family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Goffredo, Goffredi, Gioffredo, Gioffredi, Golfredo, Golfredi, Gioffreda, Giuffreda, Iofrida, Giuffie, Freda, Loffredo, Loffreda, Gioffre and many more.

First found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giuffre research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1318 is included under the topic Early Giuffre History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Giuffre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giuffre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Giuffre, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1892

Giuffre Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonino Giuffre, aged 17, who settled in America from S. Eufemia, Italy, in 1907
  • Biogia Giuffre, aged 22, who emigrated to America from S Caterina, Sicily, in 1909
  • Caterina Giuffre, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Salina, Messina, Italy, in 1910
  • Angela Giuffre, aged 33, who landed in America from Piraino, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonino Giuffre, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Naso, Messina, Italy, in 1912


  • James Peter Giuffre (1921-2008), American jazz clarinet and saxophone player, composer and arranger
  • Aldo Giuffrè (1924-2010), Italian film actor and comedian who appeared in over 90 films between 1948 and 2001
  • Carlo Giuffrè (b. 1928), Italian film actor
  • Francesco Giuffrè (b. 1972), Italian composer, film dubber, screenwriter and theatre director, son of Italian actor Carlo Giuffrè


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  1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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The Giuffre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Giuffre 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 27 September 2014 at 22:35.

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