Debellis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Debellis family

The surname Debellis was first found in the city of Verona, where earliest records are found in 1279 with Vivaldo and Filippo Bellanda, city councilors, and with the Bellani family who were well in known for their peace-making efforts. Jacobus de Belviso (c. 1270-1335) was an Italian jurist from Bologna.

Important Dates for the Debellis family

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Debellis 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 Debellis include Belli, Bello, Bella, De Bello, De Belli, Debelli, De Bei, De Bellis, Di Bello, Lo Bello, Lobello, Lubello, Lubelli, La Bella, Labella, Bellavista, Bellido, Bellardi, Bellezza, Bellone, Bellarmini, Bellacati, Bellacera, Bellelli, Belleli, Belle, Belletti, Bellettini, Bellini, Bellino, Bellin, Belluzzi, Bellocci, Bellozzi, Bellotti, Belotti, Bellotto, Bellotta, Belloni, Bellacci, Bellaccini, Ballacchini, Bellazzi, Bellami, Bellemo, Bellen, Bellandi, Bellani, Bellano, Bellan, Bellardo, Bellasi, Bellati, Bellato, Belliato, Bellero, Belleri, Belleschi, Bellesi, Belligi, Bellisi, Bellugi, Belluschi, Belushi, Bellussi, Bellutti, Bellutta, Bellassai, Bellantonio, Bellantoni, Bellantone, Bellantuone, Bellocchio, Bellocchi, Bellebuono, Bellobuono, Bellabuono, Bellomo, Belluomo, Begliuomini and many more.

Early Notables of the Debellis family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Gualtieri di Bellante, a Baron and castle owner in Abruzzo in the 13th century. Members of the Belloni family in Venice were noblemen, knights, military captains, and politicians around the same time. Tommaso Bellacci, a monk in Florence was born in 1370. Bartolomeo Bellano, born in Padua in 1435, was a sculptor. Lucio Bellanti was a doctor and astrologer in Siena around 1475. Andrea Bellanti was a nobleman and banker in Siena in the 15th century. Alvise Bellacati was a famous doctor in Padua. Giovanni Bellacera was Baron of Regalmigieri in 1418. Ottone Belloni...
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Debellis migration to the United States

Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Debellis or a variant listed above:

Debellis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Michele Debellis, aged 30, who arrived in America from Rutigliano, Italy, in 1906
  • Angelo DeBellis, aged 7, who arrived in America from Apico, Italy, in 1909
  • Manra Alberta DeBellis, aged 22, who arrived in America from Castelunado, Italy, in 1911
  • Raffaele DeBellis, aged 16, who arrived in America from Loseto, Italy, in 1911
  • Enrico DeBellis, aged 17, who arrived in America from Castle Nuovo, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Debellis (post 1700)

  • John DeBellis, American writer, director and stand-up comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live
  • Thomas A. DeBellis, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 6th District, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934; Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1950 [1]
  • Natasha Debellis (b. 1987), Canadian television actress

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