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Where did the Italian Spinelli family come from? What is the Italian Spinelli family crest and coat of arms? When did the Spinelli family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Spinelli family history?The Spinelli surname is derived from the Latin "spina," meaning "thorn bush," and was most originally born by someone who lived by a large or unusual thorn bush.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Spinelli, Spinello, Spiniello, Spinella, Spinetti, Spinozza, Spinozzi and many more.
First found in Naples, Tuscany, where the first bearer of the name on record is Ugone Spinelli in 1094. The name is also became common quite early in Emilia-Romagna and Venetia. The spelling variations of Spinelli which end in "i" are much more common and appear in records mostly in the north, whereas the rarer variations which end in "o" are from the south.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spinelli research. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) covering the year 1094 is included under the topic Early Spinelli History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spinelli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spinelli Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Antonio Spinelli, who arrived in New Orleans in 1858
- Antonio Spinelli, aged 33, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858
- Carmela and Maria Spinelli, two female farmers who arrived in New York onboard the "SS Vincenze Florio" in 1881
- Angela Spinelli, aged 1, who landed in America from Casalinhio, Italy, in 1893
- Guiseppe Spinelli, who arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the "SS Alsatia" from Naples
Spinelli Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Andrea Spinelli, aged 42, who landed in America from Monte di Procida, Italy, in 1908
- Andrea Spinelli, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Sammichele, Italy, in 1909
- Achille Spinelli, aged 27, who landed in America from Mottosollone, Italy, in 1909
- Alessandro Spinelli, aged 39, who settled in America from Castellabase, Salerno, in 1909
- Angelo Spinelli, aged 8, who landed in America from Canicotti, Sicily, Italy, in 1910
- Katie Spinelli, American Visual Effects specialist, best known for her work on Thor (2011) and 2012 (2009)
- Martin J. Spinelli, American Directors Guild of American nominated director
- Altiero Spinelli (1907-1986), Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, considered one of the founding fathers of the European Union
- Giuseppe Spinelli (1694-1763), Italian Cardinal prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
- Jerry Spinelli (b. 1941), Newbery Award-winning children's author
- Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
- Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
- Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
- Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
- Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
- Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
- Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
- Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
The Spinelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spinelli 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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