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The Cerulli surname is derived from the Italian word "cero" or "cirro" both of which mean "curl," and as such this was probably originally a nickname for someone with curly hair.

Cerulli Early Origins



The surname Cerulli was first found in Verona, a city in Venetia Italy, capital of the province of Verona. This ancient city was the chief town of the Cenomani, a Gaulish tribe and became a Latin town in 89 B. C. It became part of Lombardy (568,) Frankish, Bartolmeo ruled and died in 1304. It is said to be the home of Romeo and Juliet. The city is rich in churches, museums, galleries, paintings, sculptures, statues and monuments. The cathedral was consecrated in 1187. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Cerulli Spelling Variations


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Cerulli Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cerruti, Ceruti, Cerrati, Cerati, Cerrati, Cerati and many more.

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Cerulli Early History


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Cerulli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cerulli research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1435, 1517, 1775, 1663, 1749, 1698, 1767, 1738 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Cerulli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cerulli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cerulli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cerulli 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 or some of its variants were: Vincenzo Cerrati, who settled in New York, NY in 1893; Raffael Cerrati, who settled in New York, NY in 1893; Leonardo Cerrati, who came to New York, NY in 1893.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cerulli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cerulli (post 1700)



  • Vincenzo Cerulli (1859-1927), Italian astronomer who owned a private observatory in Teramo, eponym of the asteroids 366 Vincentina and 31028 Cerulli
  • Enrico Cerulli (1898-1988), Italian scholar of Somali and Ethiopian studies and diplomat

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Cerulli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cerulli 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 17 December 2013 at 07:16.

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