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. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States 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 Leonello came from the given name Leoni which comes from the Latin Leo or Leonios, which means lion-like.
Early Origins of the Leonello family
Early History of the Leonello family
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Leonello Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Leonello include Leoni, Leone, Leon, Lioni, Lione, Lion, Liuni, Leo, Lio, De Leone, De Leonibus, De Leo, Di Leo, Leonelli, Leonello, Leoncilli, Lionelli, Lionello, Leonetti, Lionetti, Leoncini, Leoncino, Leonotti and many more.
Early Notables of the Leonello family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leonello family to the New World and Oceana
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Leonello or a variant listed above:
Leonello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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