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The surname Celoni 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.

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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.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Celoni 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 Celoni History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 353 words (25 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Celoni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Petro Cella, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1878; Giovanni Cella, who was naturalized in Colorado in 1886; Agostino Cella, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1896.

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The Celoni Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Celoni 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.

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