Early Origins of the Debella family
The surname Debella was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans
in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. 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 Debella family
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Debella Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bellis, De Bellis, Bello, Bella, De Bella DeBellis and many more.
Early Notables of the Debella family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Debella family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Bellis, who came to St. Christopher in 1635; William Bellis, who settled in America in 1730; John Bellis, who came to America in 1774; Manuel Bellis, who came to Philadelphia in 1820.