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The name Nanfro has the variants of Nanfaro, and Naro

The name Nanfro has the variants of Nanfaro, and Naro. It is an Italian name meaning "he who speaks with a nasal or hoarse voice". The name is found in Italy almost exclusively in Sicily, few extend north of the "boots" tip. There are many in the United States coming here in the emmigration peak years of 1916-1918 for most Italians. The "Nanfro's, a rarer subgroup also emmigrated to Australia. in America most ended up early on in Brooklyn, New York. They are now found in clusters around the continental US. Nanfro, Nanfaro and Naro are likely all derived from the same root source in early Sicily. No back dating is available.- Dr. John J. Nanfro.