The Italian surname Daniela is derived from the given name Daniel, originally a Hebrew
word which meant "God is my Judge." During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Italy, 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.
Early Origins of the Daniela family
The surname Daniela was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna
Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Earliest records of the surname Daniela date back to the year 1400, when Bernardino Danielo was a famous poet in the town of Lucca. 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 was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Daniela family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daniela research.Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1720, 1740, 1774, and 1787 are included under the topic Early Daniela History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Daniela Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations
in the name Daniela include Danieli, Daniele, Danielis, Danielli, Daniello, Danello, Dainelli, Danielli, Daniello, Danello, Dainelon, Danelutti, Danelut, Danielut, Dani and many more.
Early Notables of the Daniela family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Battista Danieletti, a stone carver in Padua around 1720, Francesco Daniele, born in Caserta in 1740, a prominent intellectual and a man of letters, as well as Luigi Danele, considered to be one of the most famous Paduan sculptors... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Daniela Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Daniela family to the New World and Oceana
Early records show that people bearing the name Daniela arrived in North America quite early:
Daniela Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Zuza Daniela, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1898
Daniela Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Francesco Daniela, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1905
- Aloisia Daniela, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Genoa, in 1906
- Salvatore Daniela, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Carloforte, Italy, in 1913
- Giuseppa Daniela, aged 21, who landed in America from Italy, in 1913
- Sabino Daniela, aged 41, who settled in America from Mola, Italy, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Daniela (post 1700)
- Cora Daniela Olivero Bergese (b. 1978), retired Spanish athlete, born in Córdoba, Argentina
- Elena Daniela Cârlan (b. 1980), Romanian long-distance runner and former race walker
- Ivana Daniela Santilli, Canadian R&B singer and multi-instrumentalist
- Daniela Porcelli (b. 1961), Italian sprinter who competed in the women's 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1980 Summer Olympics
- Daniela Rocca (1937-1995), Italian actress, model and writer
- Daniela Dessì (1957-2016), Italian opera singer
- Daniela Baumer (b. 1971), Swiss silver medalist sprint canoer at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Daniela Schulte (b. 1982), German three-time gold, four-time silver medalist Paralympic swimmer
- Daniela Sabatino (b. 1985), Italian football striker, member of the Italian national team
- Daniela Bobadilla (b. 1993), Mexican actress