The distinguished surname Marchelli 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 Marchelli came from the personal name
Marchino, which is derived from the Latin name Marcus.
Early Origins of the Marchelli family
The surname Marchelli was first found in Crema.
Early History of the Marchelli family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchelli research.Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1528, 1588, 1633, 1714, 1643 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Marchelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Marchelli 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 Marchelli 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 Marchelli 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... Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marchelli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Marchelli family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Marchelli or a variant listed above include:
Marchelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giuseppe Marchelli, aged 32, who landed in America from Graglio, Italy, in 1909
- Mardino Marchelli, aged 30, who settled in America from Lugnacco, Italy, in 1910
- Oleana Marchelli, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Giulianello, Italy, in 1914
- Giulia Marchelli, aged 26, who settled in America from Corvaro, Italy, in 1914
- Gentilina Marchelli, aged 3, who landed in America from Giulianello, Roma, in 1915
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Marchelli Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Charles Marchelli, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States destined for Canada, in 1919; he is believed to have survived the sinking of the Titanic, but he is not listed in the passenger list