Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Amendola. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Amendola family lived near an almond tree or grove. The surname Amendola is derived from the Latin amandula, which is in turn derived from the Greek amygdale, which means almond.
Early Origins of the Amendola family
Early History of the Amendola family
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Amendola Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Amendola include Amendola, Amendolara, Amendolea, Amendolia, Ammendola, LaMendola, Lammendola, Mendola, Mendolaro, Mendolia, Mendoza, Mendozza and many more.
Early Notables of the Amendola family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Amendola family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Amendola or a variant listed above include:
Amendola Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Amendola (post 1700)
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