Deangelis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Deangelis family. People in this region were originally known by only a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames began in Italy in the 10th and 11th centuries. Deangelis is thought to have originally been a nickname for the first bearer of this surname. As a nickname, Deangelis most likely described a person who was "angelic," or perhaps a person who acted as some kind of religious messenger.
Early Origins of the Deangelis family
The surname Deangelis was first found in Treviso. anciently Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is classical style with seven domes with works by many notable painters and sculptors. The Piazza dei Signori has many palaces. In the 6th centaur this town was a seat of a Lombard duke. Charlemagne held it. Later it was Venetian. 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.
Early History of the Deangelis family
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Deangelis Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Deangelis include Angeli, Angelo, Angela, Angioli, Angiolo, Angiola, Agnoli, Agnolo, Agnola, D'Angeli, D'Angelo, D'Angiolo, Angelelli, Angelillo, Angiolillo, Agnorelli, Agnoletti, Angeletti, Angelino, Angiolini, Angolini, Angelucci, Agnolucci, Angelotti, Agnelutto, Agnelut, Angelantoni and many more.
Early Notables of the Deangelis family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Deangelis is the 5,373rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Deangelis family
A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Deangelis: Cristino Dangelis, who arrived in New York city from Naples on March 22; 1893 aboard the SS Alesia, Josef Angeli, who arrived in Baltimore in 1913; as well as Americo Angeli, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1902.
Contemporary Notables of the name Deangelis (post 1700) +
- Sami DeAngelis (b. 1963), American professional baseball player
- Catherine D. DeAngelis, American physician, the first woman and the first pediatrician to become editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association
- Vincent DeAngelis, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Allegan County, 1960 
- Pascal C. J. DeAngelis, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1910-20 
- Noel C. DeAngelis, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 19th District, 1961 
- Joseph DeAngelis, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1988-92 
- Alfred DeAngelis, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948 
- Tony DeAngelis (b. 1965), Italian professional footballer
- Sandro DeAngelis (b. 1981), Canadian CFL football placekicker, Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian (2008)
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