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Early Origins of the Evangelisti family

The surname Evangelisti was first found in Verona, a city in Venetia Italy, capital of the province of Verona. This ancient city was the chief town of the Cenomani, a Gaulish tribe and became a Latin town in 89 B.C. It became part of Lombardy(568,) Frankish, Bartolmeo ruled and died in 1304. It is said to be the home of Romeo and Juliet. The city is rich in churches, museums, galleries, paintings, sculptures, statues and monuments. The cathedral was consecrated in 1187. The Evangalisti family find their roots in the Casa dei Mercanti in 1447. Their early activities showed them as noble advisors to the city administration and in 1502 they are mentioned as nobile Consiglio. in 1527 the are merchant providers for the city. 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 Evangelisti family

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Evangelisti Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Evangelisti, Evangelisto, Evangelista and others.

Early Notables of the Evangelisti family

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was

  • Evangelisti of Verona

Migration of the Evangelisti family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michele Evangelisto, who settled in Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906; and Filomena Evangelista, who arrived in Worcester, MA sometime between 1885 and 1939..

Contemporary Notables of the name Evangelisti (post 1700) +

  • Valerio Evangelisti (1952-2022), Italian writer of science fiction, fantasy, historical novels and horror, recipient of the ESFS award for Best Author (2002)
  • Alessandro Evangelisti (b. 1981), Italian football midfielder
  • Giovanni Evangelisti (b. 1961), Italian long jumper at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Mattia Evangelisti (b. 1991), Italian footballer
  • Franco Evangelisti (1926-1980), Italian composer, born in Rome on Facebook