|Meaning||"Victory and peace"|
|Region of origin||Veneto, Piedmont, Aosta Valley, Italy|
|Related names||Seganfreddo, Segafredo, Siffredi, and Siegfried|
Seganfredo (variants: Segafredo, Segafreddo, Seganfreddo, Siffredi and Sifredi) is an Italian surname. The famous Segafredo coffee company was founded by a member of this family. Rocco Tano adopted the stage name "Siffredi" taking inspiration from a character played by Alain Delon in the French film Borsalino, thus is not a member of this family.
The root is a Medieval given name Sigefredo or Siffredo, of Germanic (Lombard or Frankish) origin. Latinized in Sigefredus, Sigifredus, Sichefredus, Sichifredus, Sifredus, it is analogous to the German name Siegfried. It is composed by *sigu- "victory" e *frithu- "peace, friendship", having an original meaning of "victory and peace", probably a well wishing expression.
Theories about the origin of the surname
It was probably brought to Italy from some Lombard or Frankish tribe members; however, at least the Venetian branch, could have a more specific origin. Seganfredo and related variants could be originated from the Cimbrian ethnic group of Northeast Italy, of Bavarian origin.
Being a linguistically Italian surname in its present form, the members of this family are mostly concentrated on the north of Italy, as well as many having immigrated from Europe to the south of Brazil, especially to the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
- Website of the Seganfredo Family (Italian)