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Early Origins of the Imperiale family

The surname Imperiale was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis), ancient capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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 Imperiale family

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Imperiale Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Imperiale, D'Imperiale, D'Emperiale, Emperiale, Emperiali, Imperio, D'Imperio, Imperiali and many more.

Early Notables of the Imperiale family

By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and in 1806, Napoleon's brother Joseph was made king, but this hold on Italy was not to last. In 1813 the Congress Of Vienna restored pre-Napoleonic rule. Among prominent bearers of this surname in early times were:

  • Imperiale of Naples

United States Imperiale migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Imperiale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Imperiale, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Felix Imperiale, who settled in New York, NY in 1901
  • Angelo Imperiale, who settled in New York, NY in 1901

Contemporary Notables of the name Imperiale (post 1700) +

  • Anthony Imperiale (1931-1999), American politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1971
  • Andrés Roberto Imperiale (b. 1986), Argentine football defender on Facebook