The D'agnello surname is derived from the Italian word "agnello," which in turn comes from the Latin "agnellus," a diminutive of "agnus" meaning "lamb." Thus, this name may initially have been a nickname
for an innocent, timid, meek or pious person. It was also a popular personal (first) name because of the Christian connotations of the Lamb of God. Agnello was the name of several saints such as St. Agnello of Naples, the sixth century St. Agnello, bishop of Ravenna, as well as St. Agnello of Pisa, companion of St. Francis. During the Middle Ages it was quite common for children to be named after saints in the hope of evoking the protection of the particular saint.
Early Origins of the D'agnello family
The surname D'agnello was first found in Pisa the original home of the family Agnelli di Mantova, who came to Pisa from Mantova in circa 1180.
Early History of the D'agnello family
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D'agnello Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of D'agnello are Agnelli, Agnello, Agnella, Agnellotti, Agnelli, D'Agnello, D'Agnelli, Agnellini, Agnelletti and many more.
Early Notables of the D'agnello family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Saint Agnello of Pisa, who was brought to England
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Migration of the D'agnello family to the New World and Oceana
Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name D'agnello: Cruciano Agnello, who arrived in New York on April. 24; 1893 aboard the "Iniziativa," Francesco Agnello, who arrived in New York in 1888 aboard the ".