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Where did the Italian Mileto family come from? What is the Italian Mileto family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mileto family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mileto family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mileto, Mileti, Miletto, Miletti, Millette, Milleto, Milletti, Milito, Millito, Millitello, Militello and many more.
First found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategic link with Sicily. 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. Pre-dating the use of surnames, was Saint Melito of Sardis (d. circa 180,) a second century Christian bishop, religious authority and prolific writer.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mileto research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1311 and 1334 are included under the topic Early Mileto History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 109 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mileto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Percival C. Millette, who came to New York in 1836; Giuseppa Santa Militella, who arrived in New York en route to Buffalo on May. 1, 1885, aboard the "Gottardo".
The Mileto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mileto Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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