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The La Spina surname is derived from the Latin "spina," meaning "thorn bush," and was most originally born by someone who lived by a large or unusual thorn bush.

La Spina Early Origins



The surname La Spina was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) where the first bearer of the name on record is Ugone Spinelli in 1094. The name is also became common quite early in Emilia-Romagna and Venetia. The spelling variations of La Spina which end in "i" are much more common and appear in records mostly in the north, whereas the rarer variations which end in "o" are from the south.

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La Spina Spelling Variations


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La Spina Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spinelli, Spinello, Spiniello, Spinella, Spinetti, Spinozza, Spinozzi and many more.

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La Spina Early History


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La Spina Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Spina research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1453, 1475, 1546, 1094, 1694, 1763, 1594, 1659, 1628, 1699, 1646 and 1719 are included under the topic Early La Spina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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La Spina Early Notables (pre 1700)


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La Spina Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Parri Spinelli ( ca. 1387-1453), an Italian painter of the early Renaissance from Tuscany; Bartolomeo Spina (born c. 1475-1546), Italian Dominican theologian and scholastic philosopher; Ugone Spinelli, who fought for Christianity in 1094 and was rewarded generously for his valor by Pope Urban II, who...

Another 96 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Spina Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Spinelli, who arrived in New Orleans in 1858. Later on came Carmela and Maria Spinelli, two female farmers who arrived in New York onboard the SS Vincenze Florio in 1881.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The La Spina Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Spina 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 13 November 2013 at 14:41.

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