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Serafini Early Origins



The surname Serafini 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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Serafini Spelling Variations


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Serafini Spelling Variations



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

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Serafini Early History


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Serafini Early History



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

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Serafini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Serafini 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 Serafini 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:

Serafini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicolo Serafini, who arrived in America in 1870
  • Fortunato Serafini, who arrived in America on De c. 7, 1886, aboard "La Gascogne"
  • Olinto Serafini, who came to Pennsylvania on March 21, 1887, aboard "La Bourgogne"
  • Angelo Serafini, who arrived in New York, April 16, 1893, aboard the "Massilia"

Serafini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alenio Serafini, aged 22, who landed in America from Frontone, Italy, in 1905
  • Angeloantonio Serafini, aged 16, who landed in America from Fontichian, Italy, in 1906
  • Alfredo Serafini, aged 19, who settled in America from Sestala, Italy, in 1908
  • Adele Serafini, aged 27, who landed in America from Capannost, Italy, in 1909
  • Adolfo Serafini, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Pesaro, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Serafini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Serafini (post 1700)



  • Ronald William Serafini (b. 1953), American retired professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Sebastiano Serafini (b. 1990), Italian actor, model, musician, and stylist
  • Palmiro Serafini (b. 1945), Italian ski mountaineer and former cross-country skier
  • Matteo Serafini (b. 1978), Italian football player
  • Dorino Serafini (1909-2000), Italian motorcycle road racer and racing driver
  • Luigi Serafini (b. 1949), Italian artist, architect, and designer
  • Javier Serafini (b. 1987), Paraguayan footballer
  • Lorenzo Serafini (b. 1958), former Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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    The Serafini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Serafini 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 22 November 2016 at 12:20.

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