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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ignatello family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although 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, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Ignatello came from a child of an unknown father deriving from the Latin word "ignotus," which meant "unknown" or "unacknowledged."

Ignatello Early Origins



The surname Ignatello was first found in 1316 with Bartolomeo D'Igito, who was involved in the agreement to give the city of Vicenza to the Paduans.

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Ignatello Spelling Variations


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Ignatello Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Ignatello include Ignoto, Ignoti, D'Ignoto, D'Ignoti, D'Igito, D'Igiti and many more.

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Ignatello Early History


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Ignatello Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ignatello research. More information is included under the topic Early Ignatello History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ignatello Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ignatello Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ignatello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ignatello or a variant listed above: M. Ignacio, who arrived in New Orleans in 1830; Carti Salvator Ignoti, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island from Milicia, in 1905; Domenico Ignoti, aged 33, who arrived at Ellis Island from Sortino, Sicily, in 1913.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Ignatello Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ignatello Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 March 2014 at 10:40.

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