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Maffei Early Origins



The surname Maffei was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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.

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Maffei Spelling Variations


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Maffei Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Maffei, Maffetti, Maffi, Maffioretti, Maffetto, Maffettini and many more.

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Maffei Early History


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Maffei Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maffei research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1030, 1549, 1570, 1606, 1824, 1514, 1553, 1549, 1521, 1583, 1533, 1603, 1605, 1660, 1662, 1730, 1653, 1716, 1675 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Maffei History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maffei Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maffei Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Bernardino Maffei (1514-1553), an Italian archbishop and cardinal, Bishop of Massa Marittima, then Archbishop of Chieti, and on 8 April 1549; Marcantonio Maffei (1521-1583), an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal; Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1533-1603), also anglicized as John Peter Maffei, an Italian Jesuit...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maffei 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 were:

Maffei Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Guiseppe Maffei, who arrived in New York in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maffei (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maffei (post 1700)



  • Leonard Maffei, born Leonardo E. Marzigliano, and American champion bicycle racer in the United States during the 1930s
  • Daniel Benjamin "Dan" Maffei (b. 1968), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (2013-2015)
  • Paolo Maffei (1926-2009), Italian astrophysicist and science writer
  • Michele Maffei (b. 1946), Italian gold and three-time silver medalist fencer
  • Chiarina Maffei (1814-1886), born Elena Clara Antonia Carrara Spinelli, an Italian woman of letters and backer of the Risorgimento
  • Andrea Maffei (1798-1885), Italian poet, translator and librettist
  • Joseph Anton von Maffei (1790-1870), German industrialist and pioneering railwayman who founded the locomotive firm of J. A. Maffei in the English Garden in Munich

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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    The Maffei Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maffei 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 26 January 2015 at 08:15.

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