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The surname Celli and its many variations have several possible origins. Some are rooted in the Old Italian words "cellaio" or "cellario," which mean "butler;" in which case the name would have been derived from the occupation of the first bearers of the name. Some versions of this name are rooted in the word "cielo," meaning "sky." Alternatively, it is also quite probably that some instances of this surname were derived from place-names such as Cella in Lombardy, Celle, Tuscany, or Cellino, Venice.

Celli Early Origins



The surname Celli was first found in Pistoia, where the Cellesi family originates. The earliest records of bearers of this name date back to a record of the Cella family of Cremona in 1160. In 1200, a member of the Cellesi family of Pistoia was master of the bishops in the city and thus was responsible for appointing new individuals.

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Celli Spelling Variations


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Celli Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Celi, Celli, Cella, Cellotti, Cellini, Cellesi, Cieli, Cielo, Celini, Celìn, Celotti, Celotto, Celozzi, Celoni, Celn, Celona and many more.

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Celli Early History


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Celli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Celli research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1452, 1523, 1500, 1578, 1639, 1601, 1658, 1606, 1659, 1637, 1689, 1670, 1604, 1687, 1637 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Celli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Celli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Celli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Baccio Cellini, born in 1447 in Florence, famous for his intricate and complicated decorations; Prospero Colonna (1452-1523), an Italian condottiero in the service of the Papal States and the Holy Roman Empire during the Italian Wars; Benvenuto Cellini (born 1500), an Italian goldsmith, sculptor...

Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Celli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Celli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clemente Celli Papoli who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1893
  • Filippo Celli who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1896

Celli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Mario Celli, aged 36, who settled in America from Caserta, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo Celli, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Ofena, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonio Celli, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Castellore, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonio Celli, aged 34, who landed in America from Micigliano, Italy, in 1912
  • Alfredo Celli, aged 19, who settled in America from Ofena, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Celli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Celli (post 1700)



  • Joseph Celli (b. 1944), American musician and composer
  • Vincenzo Celli (1900-1988), born Vincenzo Yacullo, Italian-born, American ballet dancer
  • Paola Celli (b. 1967), Italian synchronized swimmer at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Giorgio Celli (1935-2011), Italian entomologist, ecologist, professor, writer, and politician
  • Angelo Celli (1857-1914), Italian physician and zoologist who studied malaria
  • Rita Celli, Canadian journalist and CBC radio presenter from Sudbury, Ontario

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Celli Historic Events


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Celli Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Vito Celli (1888-1914), Italian Bucker from Carrufo, L'Aquila, Italy who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

    The Celli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Celli Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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