Giuffrida History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Giuffrida family

The surname Giuffrida was 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.

Early History of the Giuffrida family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giuffrida research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1507, 1547, 1531, 1547, 1635, 1701, 1698 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Giuffrida History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Giuffrida Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Giuffrida family (pre 1700)

By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French...
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United States Giuffrida migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giuffrida Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonina Giuffrida, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from S. Mariaficodia, Sicily, in 1906
  • Accursia Giuffrida, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1907
  • Antonino Giuffrida, aged 23, who settled in America from Cattolica, Sicily, in 1912
  • Areangelo Giuffrida, aged 53, who immigrated to the United States from Calania, Sicily, in 1912
  • Agatina Giuffrida, aged 23, who landed in America from Calanne, Sicily, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Giuffrida (post 1700) +

  • Louis Onorato Giuffrida (1920-1981), American administrator, Ronald Reagan administration's first director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1981 to 1985
  • Giuseppe De Felice Giuffrida (1859-1920), Sicilian socialist politician and journalist
  • Alfio Giuffrida (b. 1953), Italian sculptor on Facebook
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