The Anelli surname comes from the personal name
Anello, which is in turn derived from the word "anello," meaning "curly," usually in reference to one's hair. The name was therefore most likely given to someone with curly hair. The word also means "ring;" so the name may have been given to someone who made rings, ie: a jeweler.
Early Origins of the Anelli family
The surname Anelli was first found in Lombardy
(Italian: Lombardia), as well as other areas, mostly in the southern regions of Italy. The name is especially common on the island of Sicily
, in the form Anello. As with most Italian surnames, common variations of this name end in either "i" or "o"; those ending in "i" are mostly from the north, while those ending in "o" come from the south.
Early History of the Anelli family
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Early Notables of the Anelli family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Anelli family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the $ family, who settled along the east coast of North America in the late 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Anelli (post 1700)
- Paul Anelli, American theatrical actor