Show ContentsOnofrio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Onofrio surname comes from the Italian personal name Onofrio, which is derived from the Latin Onnuphrius. It became a popular Christian name, mainly in Southern Italy due to St. Onofrio, a 5th-century Egyptian martyr.

Early Origins of the Onofrio family

The surname Onofrio was first found in Emilia. 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.

Early History of the Onofrio family

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Onofrio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: D'Onofrio, D'Onofri, Nofri, Noferi, Noferini, Onofrio and many more.

Early Notables of the Onofrio family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • the Donofrio family of Emilia

United States Onofrio migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Onofrio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Noto Onofrio, who arrived in Boston sometime between 1913 and 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Onofrio (post 1700) +

  • Onofrio Barone (b. 1964), Italian football coach and former player
  • Onofrio Fusco (1918-1994), Italian professional football player and coach on Facebook