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Origins Available: Italian
The surname Amaral was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Amarelli, Ameral, Amerel, Amaraldi and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amaral research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amaral History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Amaral Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Amaral Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dominga Amaral, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
- Joseph F. Amaral, who came to Ashtabula Co. , Ohio
- Frank Arnaldo Amaral, who settled in Ashtabula Co. , Ohio
- Anna Filomena Amaral, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1894
Amaral Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Adam B. Amaral, aged 24, who landed in America from Mijarella, Portugal, in 1910
- Alfredo Santos Amaral, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Portugal, in 1919
- Americo Amaral, aged 33, who settled in America from Gouveia, Portugal, in 1920
- Abilio Augusto Amaral, aged 21, who settled in America from Monsao, Portugal, in 1920
- Amilear A. Amaral, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
- Ana Luísa Amaral (b. 1956), Portuguese poet and a professor of Anglo-American Studies
- Richard Louis Amaral (b. 1962), American former utility player in Major League Baseball
- Joseph N. Amaral, American Republican politician, Elected Rhode Island State House of Representatives 70th District 2002
- Mrs. Esta Amaral, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1952
- Barry J. Amaral, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts, 1999
- Yara Amaral (1936-1988), Brazilian actress
- Antonio Henrique Amaral, present-day Brazilian painter and printmaker
- Fernando Monteiro do Amaral (1925-2009), Portuguese politician
- Karoline Amaral (b. 1984), Brazilian model
- Darío Amaral (b. 1932), Brazilian fencer
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
- Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
- Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
- Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
- Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
- Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
The Amaral Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amaral Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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