Show ContentsAngeles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Angeles family

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.

Early History of the Angeles family

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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 characteristic. 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.

Early Notables of the Angeles family (pre 1700)

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Angeles Ranking

In the United States, the name Angeles is the 5,381st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Angeles migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Tobar Carrona Ma DeLos Angeles, who landed in Texas in 1835 [2]
  • Juana De Angeles, who arrived in Peru in 1852 [2]
  • Magdalena De Angeles, who landed in Peru in 1878 [2]
  • Juana Dc Angeles, who landed in New Spain in 1885 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Angeles (post 1700) +

  • Darwin Angeles Discua (b. 1968), Honduran retired Olympic boxer
  • Jeanne Angeles Harn, Filipina fashion and ramp model, environmentalist, and beauty queen

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook