Show ContentsAngelo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Angelo 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. Angelo is thought to have originally been a nickname for the first bearer of this surname. As a nickname, Angelo most likely described a person who was "angelic," or perhaps a person who acted as some kind of religious messenger.

Early Origins of the Angelo family

The surname Angelo 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 Angelo family

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Angelo Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Angelo 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 Angelo family (pre 1700)

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Angelo Ranking

In the United States, the name Angelo is the 4,635th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Angelo migration to the United States +

An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Angelo:

Angelo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Angelo, aged 31, who arrived in Key West, Ha in 1842 [2]
  • Brunito Angelo, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1858 [2]
  • Ant. Angelo, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Joseph Angelo, who landed in Mississippi in 1896 [2]
Angelo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albino Angelo, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Mersant Orgo, Italy, in 1906
  • Anna Angelo, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Lazsesa, Italy, in 1907
  • Anselmeth Angelo, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Angelina Angelo, aged 23, who landed in America from Sepino, Italy, in 1909
  • Andrea Angelo, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Vercepa, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Angelo (post 1700) +

  • Jeff M. Angelo (b. 1964), Iowa State Senator from the 48th District from 1997 to 2009
  • Ernest Angelo Jr. (b. 1934), Texas oilman and Republican politician
  • Ernest Angelo Jr., American Republican politician, Mayor of Midland, Texas, 1972-80; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988; Presidential Elector for Texas, 2000 [3]
  • Thomas St. Angelo, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly, 1958, 1964 [4]
  • Kurt St. Angelo, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1996 [4]
  • Gordon St. Angelo, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1972 [4]
  • Ronald San Angelo, American politician, Mayor of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 2003-07 [5]
  • Mark Angelo, Canadian river conservationist, writer, speaker, teacher and paddler
  • Mr. Anthony Angelo Davies M.B.E., British Captain for the Corps of Royal Engineers was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017
  • Lance Angelo Lucido, better known as Lance Lucido, a Filipino child actor

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