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Early Origins of the Emanuele family

The surname Emanuele was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. 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 Emanuele family

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Emanuele Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Emanuele, Emmanuele, Emanuel, D'Emanuelli, Manuel, Manuello, Manuelli and many more.

Early Notables of the Emanuele family

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was

  • the Emanuele family of Sicily

United States Emanuele migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Emanuele Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonino Emanuele, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from S. Fratello, in 1903
  • Antonino Emanuele, aged 34, who settled in America from Naso, in 1905
  • Agostino Emanuele, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Palermo, in 1906
  • Alfio Emanuele, aged 16, who immigrated to America from San Fratello, Sicily, in 1906
  • Andrea Emanuele, aged 42, who landed in America from Roseto Valfo., Foggia, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Emanuele (post 1700) +

  • Vittorio Emanuele Prince of Naples (1937-2024), last Crown Prince of Italy
  • Enzo Emanuele (b. 1977), Italian clinical pathologist
  • Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy-Aosta, Infante of Spain, Count of Turin (1870-1946), grandchild of King Victor Emmanuel II, member of the House of Savoy
  • Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860-1952), Italian diplomat and political figure
  • Vanni Emanuele Treves CBE (b. 1940), Italian former Chairman of Channel 4
  • Major Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia (1915-1944), Italian aviator, one of the most famous Italian pilots of World War II, awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor five times
  • Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860-1952), Italian diplomat, five-time Prime Minister of Italy between 1892 and 1921
  • Emanuele Basile (1949-1980), Italian captain of the Carabinieri and a collaborator of Paolo Borsellino on anti-Mafia investigations
  • Emanuele Barbella (1718-1777), Italian classical composer and violinist
  • Emanuele Abate (b. 1985), Italian athlete competing in the 110 metres hurdles on Facebook