Early Origins of the Serafino family
The surname Serafino 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 Serafino family
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Serafino Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Serafino 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
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Migration of the Serafino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Serafino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Giuseppe Serafino, who arrived in New York on June 23, 1888
- Joseph Serafino, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1898