The Agnellinni surname is derived from the Italian word "agnello," which in turn comes from the Latin "agnellus," a diminutive of "agnus" meaning "lamb." Thus, this name may initially have been a nickname
for an innocent, timid, meek or pious person. It was also a popular personal (first) name because of the Christian connotations of the Lamb of God. Agnello was the name of several saints such as St. Agnello of Naples, the sixth century St. Agnello, bishop of Ravenna, as well as St. Agnello of Pisa, companion of St. Francis. During the Middle Ages it was quite common for children to be named after saints in the hope of evoking the protection of the particular saint.
Early Origins of the Agnellinni family
The surname Agnellinni was first found in Pisa the original home of the family Agnelli di Mantova, who came to Pisa from Mantova in circa 1180.
Early History of the Agnellinni family
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Agnellinni Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations
. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Agnellinni include Agnelli, Agnello, Agnella, Agnellotti, Agnelli, D'Agnello, D'Agnelli, Agnellini, Agnelletti and many more.
Early Notables of the Agnellinni family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Saint Agnello of Pisa, who was brought to England
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Migration of the Agnellinni family to the New World and Oceana
An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Agnellinni arrived in North America very early: Cruciano Agnello, who arrived in New York on April. 24; 1893 aboard the "Iniziativa," Francesco Agnello, who arrived in New York in 1888 aboard the ".