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Early Origins of the Serafine family

The surname Serafine 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. The Serafini achieved great nobility in the city of Messina in the 15th century and became one of the distinguished families of the region.

Early History of the Serafine family

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Serafine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Serafini, Serafino, Serafin, Sera and others.

Early Notables of the Serafine family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Sanctus Seraphin (1699-1776), also known as Santo Serafin, a successful Italian luthier in Venice. Today, a...
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Migration of the Serafine family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolo Serafini, who arrived in America in 1870; Joseph Serafino, who came to Pennsylvania in 1898; Lorenzo Seraphino, who arrived in America on Aug. 22, 1887, aboard ".

Contemporary Notables of the name Serafine (post 1700) +

  • Mary Lou Serafine, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 14th District, 2010 [1]
  • Frank Serafine, American film sound designer, sound editor and composer, known for his work on The Addams Family (1991), TRON: Legacy (2010), The Hunt for Red October (1990) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

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