Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Gabrielli came from the Hebrew personal name Gabriel which means God has given me strength.
Early Origins of the Gabrielli family
Gabrielli Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Gabrielli include Gabrieli, Gabriella, Gabriela, Gabriele, Gabrielli, Gabbrieli, Gabbrielli, Gavrili, Gravili, Gabrielini and many more.
Early Notables of the Gabrielli family (pre 1700)
Venice during the late 15th century who was called the Socrates of his age. Nicol Gabrielli was a Count, lawyer, and Knight of Saint Stefano; Sebastiano Gabrielli of the same family was Knight of Saint Michele and Count of...
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Migration of the Gabrielli family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Gabrielli: Guiseppi Gambrelli, aged 17, who arrived at Ellis Island from Yossombrone, Italy, in 1913; Eressini Gabello, aged 39, who arrived at Ellis Island from Lusiquano, in 1901.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gabrielli (post 1700)
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