Abella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Abella family

The surname Abella 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.

Early History of the Abella family

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

Abella Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Abella family (pre 1700)

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


United States Abella migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Abella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fco Abella, who settled in New Orleans in 1825
  • Fco Abella, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]
  • V. Abella, who arrived in San Francisco in 1851
  • Andres Abella, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Andres Abella, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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