Surname Alfano and variation


Some possible origins are as a toponimic, from the town of Alfano in Campania; from the German word "halfer" (meaning helper) or from the Arabic "al Fannan" meaning wild donkey, used for a horse breed, or the other arabic word al-faris (= knight); or from the personal name Alfan, first documented in the 9th century AD in Campania and Puglia.
The listings collected from the white pages for Italy are based on the online phone directory for the years 2000-2005.

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It is common in southern Italy, especially Campania and Sicily. The variation Alfani is present in the area of Florence, Tuscany.
  • White Pages: The surname Alfano appears in Italy with over 2600 listings.
  • Ellis Island: over 1600 arrivals for Alfano immigrants are recorded, coming mostly from Southern Italy.
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