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Seraphin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Seraphin family

The surname Seraphin 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 Seraphin family

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Seraphin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Seraphin 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 Seraphin family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seraphin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Casmer Seraphin, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Seraphin (post 1700)

  • Oliver James "O. J." Seraphin (b. 1943), Prime Minister of Dominica from 1979 to 1980
  • Kevin Séraphin (b. 1989), French professional NBA basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards
  • Dr. Supapan Seraphin, Professor in the department of materials science and engineering at the University of Arizona

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