Decillis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Decillis and its many variations have several possible origins. Some are rooted in the Old Italian words "cellaio" or "cellario," which mean "butler;" in which case the name would have been derived from the occupation of the first bearers of the name. Some versions of this name are rooted in the word "cielo," meaning "sky." Alternatively, it is also quite probably that some instances of this surname were derived from place-names such as Cella in Lombardy, Celle, Tuscany, or Cellino, Venice.

Early Origins of the Decillis family

The surname Decillis was first found in Pistoia, where the Cellesi family originates. The earliest records of bearers of this name date back to a record of the Cella family of Cremona in 1160. In 1200, a member of the Cellesi family of Pistoia was master of the bishops in the city and thus was responsible for appointing new individuals.

Early History of the Decillis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decillis research. Another 26 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1452, 1523, 1500, 1578, 1639, 1601, 1658, 1606, 1659, 1637, 1689, 1670, 1604, 1687, 1637 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Decillis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Decillis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Celi, Celli, Cella, Cellotti, Cellini, Cellesi, Cieli, Cielo, Celini, Celìn, Celotti, Celotto, Celozzi, Celoni, Celn, Celona and many more.

Early Notables of the Decillis family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Baccio Cellini, born in 1447 in Florence, famous for his intricate and complicated decorations; Prospero Colonna (1452-1523), an Italian condottiero in the service of the Papal States and the Holy Roman Empire during the Italian Wars; Benvenuto Cellini (born 1500), an Italian goldsmith, sculptor and engraver; Filippo Colonna (1578-1639), Prince of Paliano, an Italian nobleman, the head of the Colonna family of Rome and the hereditary Gran Connestabile at the court of Naples, father of Marcantonio V Colonna; Anna Colonna (1601-1658), an Italian noblewoman of...
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United States Decillis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decillis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lucrezia De Cillis, aged 31, originally from Pescopagano, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Caserta" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Pasqua De Cillis, aged 18, originally from Pewcopagano, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "America" from Napoli, Italy [2]
  • Antonio De Cillis, aged 37, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Principissa Christiana" from Messina [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Decillis (post 1700) +

  • Lou DeCillis, American actor, known for his work on It's All in Place (2008)
  • Tom DeCillis, American record producer with Julia Records in the 1960s on Facebook
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