Avenella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Avenella family
The surname Avenella 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 Avenella family
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Avenella Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Avella, Abella, Avellano, Avellani, Avellino, Avellina, Avelta, Avenella and many more.
Early Notables of the Avenella family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Avenella 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.
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