Abatelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Abatelli family

The surname Abatelli was first found in Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Latin: Panormus), a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo at the foot of Mount Pellegrino, originally a Phoenician colony in the 3rd century B.C. Carthage and then the Saracens in 835 each occupied the city. The Norman period from 1050 was the most important and many ancient ruins exist from that time period. Two city gates still remain. The museum is notable and has many priceless relics. 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 Abatelli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abatelli research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1237 is included under the topic Early Abatelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abatelli 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 Abatelli include Abbadelli, Abadelli, Abatelli, Abbatelli and others.

Early Notables of the Abatelli family (pre 1700)

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United States Abatelli migration to the United States +

An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Abatelli arrived in North America very early:

Abatelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Dianisio Abatelli, aged 37, who landed in America from S. Salvo, in 1906
  • Paolino Abatelli, aged 29, who settled in America from Acquapendente, in 1906
  • Nicola Abatelli, aged 34, who landed in America from S. Biase, Campobetto, in 1910
  • Stefano Abatelli, aged 18, who landed in America from Piazza Armerina, Sicily, in 1913
  • Filippo Abatelli, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States from Astoria, L.I., in 1924


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