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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Covelli. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Covelli came from the Latin given name Jacobus.

Covelli Early Origins



The surname Covelli was first found in the early 13th century, in the town of Fiesole, which lies just outside of Florence.

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Covelli Spelling Variations


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Covelli Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Covelli include Covelli, Covoni, Covell, Coviello, Covello, Coveillo, Covella, Covino, Covitto and many more.

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Covelli Early History


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Covelli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Covelli research. More information is included under the topic Early Covelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Covelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Covelli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Covone Covoni, born in the 13th century in Florence, who was a military captain of Orsammichele in 1315, a priest in 1317, and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Covelli 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Covelli:

Covelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea Covelli, aged 41, who landed in America from Luzzi, Italy, in 1902
  • Agostino Covelli, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Sezze, Italy, in 1904
  • Arcangelo Covelli, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Bari, Italy, in 1904
  • Arturo Covelli, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Marano Primipato, Italy, in 1910
  • Amelia Covelli, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Piedimonte, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Covelli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Covelli (post 1700)



  • Frank Covelli (b. 1937), American javelin at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Frankie Covelli (1913-2003), American Featherweight boxer from Brooklyn who won 94 of his 157 fights
  • Emilio Covelli (1846-1915), Italian anarchist and socialist, one of the most important figures in the early socialist movement in Italy
  • Alfredo Covelli (1914-1998), Italian politician, the leader of the Monarchist National Party
  • Ómar Julián Leal Covelli (b. 1990), commonly known as Julián Leal, Colombian professional racing driver

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Covelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Covelli 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 1 December 2015 at 12:55.

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