Avelar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Avelar family

The surname Avelar was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. Without a doubt, the most famous of the family in early times was Saint Andrew (Andrea) Avellino (1521-1608), an Italian saint. Born at Castronuovo, he entered the Order of Theatines. In 1624, he was beatified by Pope Urban VIII, and in 1712 was canonized by Pope Clement XI. He is venerated as patron saint of Naples and Sicily.

Important Dates for the Avelar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Avelar research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1700, 1674 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Avelar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Avelar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Avella, Abella, Avellano, Avellani, Avellino, Avellina, Avelta, Avenella and many more.

Early Notables of the Avelar family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Avelar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Avelar family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Baltasar Avella, who arrived in Mexico in 1596; Jose Avellan, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1804; J. S. Avellar, who came to New York, NY in 1822; R. Avella, who settled in New Orleans in 1825.

Contemporary Notables of the name Avelar (post 1700)

  • Jose Antonio Rodríguez Avelar (b. 1958), Mexican boxer
  • Danilo Fernando Avelar (b. 1989), professional Brazilian footballer

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