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Origin and Etymology of Italian surnames: Letter "F"

Surnames starting with:

FABIANI, FABIO: From the first name Fabio

FABRIS: From the Latin word "faber" = blacksmith, craftsman See more info on www.fabris-genealogia.it

FABRIZI, FABRIZIO, FABRIZZI: From the first name Fabrizio, deriving from the Latin word "faber" = blacksmith, craftsman

FAGGI, FAIETA: From the word "faggio" = beech. Given to someone that lived nearby a wood or worked in the wood

FALASCA, FALASCO: From the dialect word "falasca" = a kind of straw

FALCO, FALCONE: From the first name Falco, derived from "falco" = hawk, used as a nickname

FALONE: From a dialec word meaning row of grapes or tomatoe plants

FANELLI, FANELLO: Probably from the Latin word "fanum" = temple or from a specie of birds that live on the beeches named "fanello"

FANI': From the Arab word "faniqah" = bag, measure. Or from the Bizantin "Phanòs" = light, fire

FANTACCI, FANTAUZZI, FANTAZZI, FANTAZZINI, FANTE, FANTI, FANTINELLI. FANTINI, FANTOLATO, FANTOLINI, FANTONI, FANTOZZI, FANTUCCI, FANTUZZI: From the medieval word "fante" = infant, boy

FARINA, FARINACCIO, FARINAZZO, FARINELLI, FARINETTI, FARINI, FARINOLA, FARINOTTI: From the word "farina" = flour. Given to someone that worked as a miller or a baker

FASANO, FASCIANI: From the word "fagiano" = pheasant, given to a good hunter or to someone that lived in a place populated by pheasants. It could derive also from "fascia" = a long peace of land, to indicate the place where the family lives

FASSIO: From the first name Fazio, derived from an other first name Bonifacio or Bonifazio already used in the 12th century

FATICA, FATICATO: From the word "fatica" = labor, probably given to someone that worked hard

FATTORE, FATTORELLI, FATTORELLO, FATTORETTI, FATTORI, FATTORINI: From the word "fattore" = who manages a farm. Derived from the job of the person

FAZIO, FAZIOLI, FAZZINI: From the first name Fazio, derived from an other first name Bonifacio or Bonifazio already used in the 12th century

FEBBO, FEBO: From the first name Febo, derived from the Greek adjective "phoibòs" = shining used for Apollo

FEDERICI, FEDERICO, FEDERIGI, FEDERZONI, FEDRIZZI: From the first name Federico, derived from the ancient German name Frithurik, composing of "frithu" = peace, friendship and "rikja" = lord, prince

FEGATELLO, FEGATILLA, FEGATILLI, FEGATILLO: From the word "fegato" = liver, given to someone that used to cook the liver or used as a nickname to indicate a brave person

FEI: From the first name Feo, short name for Maffeo deriving from Matteo

FELICE, FELICI, FELICIANI, FELICIONI: From the word of Latin origin "felice" = happy

FELLA, FELLI, FELLO: From the medieval adjective "fello" = cruel or also sad, probably used as a nickname

FENOCCHIO, FENOGLIO, FENOGLIETTO: From the word "finocchio" = fennel, ancient nicknames to indicate places where the fennel grow up or the job of someone that picks up said vegetable

FEOLA, FEOLI: From the first name Feo, short name for Maffeo deriving from Matteo

FERA: From the female Latin adjective "fera" = terrible, cruel, brave

FERELLA, FERELLE, FERLA: From the female Latin adjective "fera" = terrible, cruel, brave

FERRAI: From the job "ferraro" = blacksmith

FERRANTE, FERRANTELLI, FERRANTELLO, FERRANTI, FERRANTIN, FERRANTINO: From the ancient adjective "ferrante" = the red or the iron-grey color of the horse

FERRARA, FERRARESE, FERRARESI: From the name of the town of Ferrara

FERRARI, FERRARIO, FERRARO, FERRELI, FERRERI, FERRERO: From the job "ferraro" = blacksmith

FERRIGHI: From the first name Federico, derived from the ancient German name Frithurik, composing of "frithu" = peace, friendship and "rikja" = lord, prince

FIDANZA, FIDANZI, FIDANZO: From the word "fidanza" = faith, trust, guarantee

FILIPPI, FILIPPONE: From the first name Filippo

FINOCCHI, FINOCCHIARO, FINOCCHIETTI, FINOCCHIO: From the word "finocchio" = fennel, ancient nicknames to indicate places where the fennels grow up or the job of someone that picks up said vegetable

FLORA', FIORE, FIORILLO, FIORITO: From the word "fiore" = flower. Used as a name of good whishes

FLAMMIA, FLAMMINA, FLAMMINI, FLAMMINO: From the word "fiamma" = flame. Probaly used as a nickname for someone that worked with the fire or to a person with red hair

FLAVIANI, FLAVII: From the first name Flavio, deriving from the Roman family name Flavius that comes from the Latin adjective "flavus" = blond

FOGLIA: From the word "foglia" = leaf, or derived from the Latin first name "Fullius"

FONSATO, FONSATTI, FONZI: From the first name Alfonso

FORCELLA: From the Latin word "furca": fork, bifurcation

FORNARINI, FORNARIS, FORNARO, FORNAROLA, FORNAROTTI, FORNERO: From the word "fornaio" = baker

FORTE, FORTI, FORTINI, FORTIS, FORTUZZI: From the adjective "forte" = strong

FOSCHI: From the Latin name "Fuscus" meaning dark, dark hair. In Calabria and Campania it derives from the name of a place, ej: Fuscaldo (CS) or Fuscoli (NA)

FRACASSA, FRACASSETTI, FRACASSI, FRACASSO: From the word "fracasso" = big noise or from the verb "fracassare" = to destroy

FRANCESCATO, FRANCESCHINELLI, FRANCESCHI, FRANCESCHINI, FRANCESCONI, FRANCESCOTTI, FRANCHI, FRANCI, FRANCISCI, FRANZA, FRANZI: From the Latin word "Franciscus" = inhabitant of France

FRATANGELI, FRATANGELO, FRATE: From the word "frate", diminutive of "fratello" = brother, friar. To indicate the people that lived or worked in a convent

FRATTA: From the word "fratta"= hedge, to indicate a family that lives near a hedge

FRENTANI: From the ancient italic population of the Frentani

FRIGATO, FRIGHI, FRIGO, FRIZZARIN, FRIZZERA, FRIZZI, FRIZZOTTI: From the first name Federico, derived from the ancient German name Frithurik, composing of "frithu" = peace, friendship and "rikja" = lord, prince

FUMAGALLI: Derives from a nickname consisting of the verb "fumare" (=smoke) and the noun "gallo" (=chicken), meaning thief of chicken, since smoke made from wet leaves and sulphur was used to prevent chicken from making noise.

FUSCALDO, FUSCHINO, FUSCO, FUSCOLI: From the Latin name "Fuscus" meaning dark, dark hair. In Calabria and Campania it derives from the name of a place, ej: Fuscaldo (CS) or Fuscoli (NA)

FUSILLI: From the word "fuso" = spindle. Derived also from the name of a kind of helicoidal pasta

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