From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Angelucci family. People in this region were originally known by only a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
began in Italy in the 10th and 11th centuries. Angelucci is thought to have originally been a nickname
for the first bearer of this surname. As a nickname
, Angelucci most likely described a person who was "angelic," or perhaps a person who acted as some kind of religious messenger.
Early Origins of the Angelucci family
The surname Angelucci was first found in Treviso. anciently Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is classical style with seven domes with works by many notable painters and sculptors. The Piazza dei Signori has many palaces. In the 6th centaur this town was a seat of a Lombard duke. Charlemagne
held it. Later it was Venetian. 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.
Early History of the Angelucci family
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Angelucci Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of Angelucci include Angeli, Angelo, Angela, Angioli, Angiolo, Angiola, Agnoli, Agnolo, Agnola, D'Angeli, D'Angelo, D'Angiolo, Angelelli, Angelillo, Angiolillo, Agnorelli, Agnoletti, Angeletti, Angelino, Angiolini, Angolini, Angelucci, Agnolucci, Angelotti, Agnelutto, Agnelut, Angelantoni and many more.
Early Notables of the Angelucci family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Angelucci family to the New World and Oceana
A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Angelucci:
Angelucci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Angelo Angelucci, aged 39, who landed in America from Calonda, Italy, in 1910
- Concerio Angelucci, aged 28, who landed in America from Lama, Italy, in 1910
- Amedeo Angelucci, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Castelfrentani, Italy, in 1911
- Carlo Angelucci, aged 37, who landed in America from Senigallin, Italy, in 1914
- Casimito Angelucci, aged 42, who settled in America from Fagnano, Italy, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Angelucci (post 1700)
- Orfeo Matthew "Orvile" Angelucci (1912-1993), American author who claimed to be in contact with extraterrestrials
- Manuel Angelucci (b. 1988), former Italian footballer
- Antonio Angelucci (b. 1944), Italian politician and entrepreneur
- Alessio Dante Angelucci (b. 1988), South African Major League Baseball pitcher
- Jon Angelucci (b. 1975), Australian footballer
- Gilberto Angelucci Guión (b. 1967), retired Venezuelan football goalkeeper
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