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Early Origins of the Dibella family

The surname Dibella 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.

Early History of the Dibella family

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Dibella 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 Dibella 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 Dibella 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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Dibella Ranking

In the United States, the name Dibella is the 18,740th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Dibella migration to the United States +

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

Dibella Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alberto DiBella, aged 2, who immigrated to the United States from Potenza, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonino DiBella, aged 4, who landed in America from Biancarilla, Sicily, in 1907
  • Filippo DiBella, aged 27, who settled in America from Castiglione, Italy, in 1907
  • Francesca DiBella, aged 12, who landed in America from Potenza, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonio Dibella, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dibella (post 1700) +

  • Louis John "Lou" DiBella (b. 1960), American boxing promoter, producer and actor, known for Rocky Balboa (2006), The Fighter (2010) and Southpaw (2015) and founder of DiBella Entertainment, a professional boxing network
  • Edward DiBella, American Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, University of Utah
  • Will DiBella, American co-founder of DiBella Winery, a winery in Gloucester County, New Jersey
  • Vincenzo Di Bella (b. 1977), Italian rally driver born in Milan
  • Rosario Di Bella (b. 1963), Italian composer and singer-songwriter
  • Fabrizio Di Bella (b. 1988), Italian football defender who plays as a defender for Vigor Lamezia
  • Edoardo Di Bella (b. 2001), Italian football defender who plays as a defender for Tritium
  • Carmelo Di Bella (1921-1992), Italian football player and manager
  • Luigi di Bella (1912-2003), Italian medical doctor and physiology professor, author of a purported therapy for cancer
  • Paul Di Bella (b. 1977), Australian sprinter who competed for his nation as part of the Australian Men's 4 × 100 metres relay team at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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