Caselli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Caselli family
The surname Caselli was first found in the culturally rich region of Lombardy, where earliest records date back to the year 1126 in Milan, when Apollonio Casati was Imperial Vicar for Lotario il Sassone.
Early History of the Caselli family
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Caselli Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Caselli include Casa, Case, Dalla Casa, Dallacasa, Della Casa, Da Ca, Dacca, Da Cha, Dacha, Dalla Ca, Dallaca, Dalla Cha, Dallacha, Casella, Casello, Caselli, Casèl, Casiello, Casillo, Casetta, Casati, Casselli, Casetti, Casèt, Casina, Casine, Casino, Casini, Casola, Casolla, Casol, Casotti, Casone, Casoni, Cason, Casacchia, Casaccia, Casacci, Casassa, Casazza, Casabianca, Casablanca, Cabianca, Casabassa, Cabassa, Casabella, Cabella, Casabona, Cabona, Caboni, Casagrande, Casagrandi, Casamassima, Casanova, Canova, Casavecchia and many more.
Early Notables of the Caselli family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was members of the Casati family of Milan during the late 13th century, who owned many castles and vast amounts of land. Other bearers of the name include Conte Casati, who was a Cardinal, and Giovannino Casati, who was mayor of Piacenza in 1350. Jaime de Casanova (c.1435-1504), a Spanish Roman Catholic cardinal; Pietro Casola (1427-1507), a Catholic Canon, born to a noble Italian family in Milan; Giovanni della Casa (1503-1556) was an author and prelate born near Florence appointed arch-bishop of Benevento. Cherubino Casati was a priest in Milan around 1550...
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Migration of the Caselli family
Immigrants bearing the name Caselli or a variant listed above include: Sevastian Casola, who arrived in Louisiana in 1779; A. Casselli settled in San Francisco, California, in 1850; Alessandro Casagrande, aged 52, who arrived at Ellis Island from Monterado, Italy, in 1909.