Gelmi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Gelmi came from the Latin personal name Guglielmo or Guilielmus, which is derived from the personal name William.
Early Origins of the Gelmi family
The surname Gelmi was first found in Pesaro, anciently Pisaurum, a city and seaport of the Marches and capital of the province of Pesaro and Urbino.
Important Dates for the Gelmi family
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Gelmi Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Gelmi include Guglielmi, Guglielmo, Di Guglielmo, Guglielmelli, Guglielmetti, Guglielmini, Guglielmino, Guglielmotti, Guglielmucci, Guglielmoni, Guglielmone, Ghielmi, Gilelmi, Gelmi, Gelmo, Gelmetti and many more.
Early Notables of the Gelmi family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Domenico Guglielmini (1655 -1710), a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1698; Giulio-Cesare Gugliemi, a distinguished captain of the military in 1573, as well as Giacomo and Bernardino Guglielmi, both Philosophers in Siena. Alessandro Guglielmi was a man of letters; another Alessandro Guglielmi was Governor of Spoleto and an ambassador to various courts around Italy. Pietro Telmoni Guglielmoni was a...
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Migration of the Gelmi family
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gelmi or a variant listed above: Fioravanti Gugliemi, who was Naturalized in West Virginia in 1898, Guiseppe Michael Guglielmo who was Naturalized in Iowa between the years 1866-1943, as well as Valentino Guglielmetti, who was Naturalized in Indiana between the years 1899-1900..
Contemporary Notables of the name Gelmi (post 1700)
- Angel Gelmi Bertocchi (1938-2016), Italian-born Bolivian Roman Catholic bishop, Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba (1985-2013)