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Serafine Early Origins



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.

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Serafine Spelling Variations


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Serafine Spelling Variations



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

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Serafine Early History


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Serafine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serafine research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1877, 1699 and 1776 are included under the topic Early Serafine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Serafine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Serafine Early Notables (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...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Serafine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 " La Champagne".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Serafine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Serafine (post 1700)



  • 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)
  • Mary Lou Serafine, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 14th District, 2010 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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The Serafine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Serafine 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 28 January 2016 at 13:11.

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