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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Angeles family. People in this region were originally known by only a single name, but 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 began in Italy in the 10th and 11th centuries. Angeles is thought to have originally been a nickname for the first bearer of this surname. As a nickname, Angeles most likely described a person who was "angelic," or perhaps a person who acted as some kind of religious messenger.

Angeles Early Origins



The surname Angeles was first found in Treviso. anciently Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is classical style with seven domes with works by many notable painters and sculptors. The Piazza dei Signori has many palaces. In the 6th centaur this town was a seat of a Lombard duke. Charlemagne held it. Later it was Venetian. 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.

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Angeles Spelling Variations


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Angeles Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Angeles include Angeli, Angelo, Angela, Angioli, Angiolo, Angiola, Agnoli, Agnolo, Agnola, D'Angeli, D'Angelo, D'Angiolo, Angelelli, Angelillo, Angiolillo, Agnorelli, Agnoletti, Angeletti, Angelino, Angiolini, Angolini, Angelucci, Agnolucci, Angelotti, Agnelutto, Agnelut, Angelantoni and many more.

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Angeles Early History


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Angeles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angeles research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1488 and 1764 are included under the topic Early Angeles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Angeles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Angeles Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Angeles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Angeles:

Angeles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Angeles, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Tobar Carrona Ma DeLos Angeles, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Juana De Angeles, who arrived in Peru in 1852
  • Magdalena De Angeles, who landed in Peru in 1878
  • Juana Dc Angeles, who landed in New Spain in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Angeles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Angeles (post 1700)



  • Darwin Angeles Discua (b. 1968), Honduran retired Olympic boxer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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    The Angeles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Angeles 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 March 2015 at 14:08.

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