Marcella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Marcella can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. 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. 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 Marcella came from the personal name Marchino, which is derived from the Latin name Marcus.
Early Origins of the Marcella family
The surname Marcella was first found in Crema.
Early History of the Marcella family
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Marcella Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Marcella include DeMarchi, DeMarchis, Marcantoni, Marcantonio, Marcat, Marcato, Marchel, Marchelli, Marchello, Marchet, Marchetiello, Marchetta, Marchetti, Marchi, Marchin, Marchini, Marchiol, Marchioli, Marchitelli, Marchitiello, Marchitto, Marco, Marcocci, Marcoccio, Marcoleoni, Marcolin, Marcolini, Marcolla, Marcolongo, Marcon, Marconati, Marconcini, Marcone, Marconi, Marcovic, Marcovich, Marcoz, Marcozzi, Marcucci, Marcuccio, Marcuzzi, Marcuzzo and many more.
Early Notables of the Marcella family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Girolamo Marchesi, a painter born in Cotignola around the year 1471. He was a painter and he was famous for the portraits which he painted of the famous people of his day. Among those he painted were Gaston Felix, a famous French general, Massamiliano Sforza...
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Marcella migration to the United States +
Immigrants bearing the name Marcella or a variant listed above include:
Marcella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Givacchino Marcella, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1892
- Antonio Marcella, aged 25, who settled in America from Mosso, Italy, in 1893
Marcella Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Marcella, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Pignatoro Maggiore, Italy, in 1907
- Bruno Marcella, aged 27, who landed in America from Italy, in 1910
- Domenico Marcella, aged 18, who landed in America from Farmdola, Italy, in 1911
- Anna Marcella, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Italy, Ripi, in 1913
- Concetta Marcella, aged 2, who immigrated to America from Facto, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Marcella (post 1700) +
- Felix A. Marcella, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928 (alternate), 1940 
- Mrs. Marcella Caterina Olive-Ballestra M.B.E., British Founder and Chair for Board of Asperger East Anglia, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Children, to Young People and to Adults with Asperger Syndrome and Disabilities 
- Marcella Jeandeau (1928-2018), Italian sprinter who competed in the women's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1948 Summer Olympics
- Marcella Free (1920-2007), American copywriter, founding partner if the agency Avrett Free Ginsberg, known for her work with Nescafé, Coca Cola, Purina, National Airlines, Pfizer and Gillette
- Marcella "Sali" Grace Eiler (1987-2008), American social activist
- Marcella "Marcy" Jacobson (1911-2009), American photographer
- Marcella Boveri (1863-1950), US biologist, wife of Theodor Boveri
- Marcella E. O'Donnell, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1951-53 (acting, 1951-53) 
- Marcella Maxwell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 
- Marcella Killen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948 
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