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Early Origins of the Avellino family

The surname Avellino was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. Without a doubt, the most famous of the family in early times was Saint Andrew (Andrea) Avellino (1521-1608), an Italian saint. Born at Castronuovo, he entered the Order of Theatines. In 1624, he was beatified by Pope Urban VIII, and in 1712 was canonized by Pope Clement XI. He is venerated as patron saint of Naples and Sicily.

Early History of the Avellino family

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Avellino Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Avella, Abella, Avellano, Avellani, Avellino, Avellina, Avelta, Avenella and many more.

Early Notables of the Avellino family

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was

  • Giulio Giacinto Avellino (c. 1645-c...
  • His brother, Onofrio Avellino (c. 1674-1741) was also an Italian painter of the Baroque period...

Migration of the Avellino family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Baltasar Avella, who arrived in Mexico in 1596; Jose Avellan, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1804; J. S. Avellar, who came to New York, NY in 1822; R. Avella, who settled in New Orleans in 1825.

Contemporary Notables of the name Avellino (post 1700) +

  • Natalie Ann Allison Avellino (b. 1970), Australian gold and silver medalist netballer at the 1995 Netball World Championships and the 2006 Commonwealth Games; she was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for contributions to netball as player on Facebook