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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


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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...
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Migration of the Decillis family to the New World and Oceana


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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-K6D : 6 December 2014), Lucrezia De Cillis, 13 Nov 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Caserta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Pasqua De Cillis, aged 18, originally from Pewcopagano, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "America" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CF-36F : 6 December 2014), Pasqua De Cillis, 30 Dec 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Antonio De Cillis, aged 37, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Principissa Christiana" from Messina [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DJ-F62 : 6 December 2014), Antonio De Cillis, 23 Jul 1920; citing departure port Messina, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Principissa Christiana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-K6D : 6 December 2014), Lucrezia De Cillis, 13 Nov 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Caserta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CF-36F : 6 December 2014), Pasqua De Cillis, 30 Dec 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DJ-F62 : 6 December 2014), Antonio De Cillis, 23 Jul 1920; citing departure port Messina, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Principissa Christiana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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