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Where did the Italian Nigrelli family come from? What is the Italian Nigrelli family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nigrelli family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nigrelli family history?From this historical and fascinating Italian region have emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Nigrelli family. Italian people were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary to adopt a second name as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The surname Nigrelli is derived from the Italian word "negri" which means "black." It was most likely originally a nickname for someone with a dark complexion, perhaps for an immigrant from northern Africa.
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Nigrelli include Negri, Negro, Nigri, Nigris, Nigra, Negris, Negrelli, Negrotto, Negrello, Negroni and many more.
First found in Ferrara where Carlo Negri di Pietra Santa was a Bishop of the city in 929. Ferrar, a city in Emilia Romagna is the capital of the province of Ferrara. Them city was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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 was in itself a family honor.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nigrelli research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1626, 1882, 1544, 1585, 1616 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Nigrelli History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Nigrelli: Giovani Negro, who was naturalized in Wyoming in 1900; Addolorata Nigro, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island from Grottolella, Italy, in 1920; Agnese Nigro, aged 32, who arrived at Ellis Island from Bari, Italy, in 1921.
The Nigrelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nigrelli 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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