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The distinguished surname Marinelli originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 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 Marinelli came from the name Marino, which is further derived from the Latin Marinus, which means of the sea. During the Middle Ages, parents frequently named their children after saints in the hopes of obtaining the grace and protection of the invoked saint for the child. The name Marino became popular because of devotion to several saints, including Saint Marino the Bishop of Rimini and Saint Marino who, according to tradition, founded the first Christian community on Mount Titano and from whom the Republic of San Marino takes its name. Alternatively, the surname Marini is of local origin, derived from the place named Marino, which is situated near Rome.

Marinelli Early Origins



The surname Marinelli was first found in Orvieto, a small city which lies southwest of Perugia, where Ugolino Marini was consul for the town in 1068.

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Marinelli Spelling Variations


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Marinelli Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Marinelli include DeMarini, DeMarinis, LaMarina, Marinacci, Marinaccio, Marinato, Marinazzo, Marinella, Marin, Marinetti, Marini, Mariniello, Marino, Marinolli, Marinoni, Marinotti, Marinotto, Marinucci, Marinuzzi and many more.

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Marinelli Early History


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Marinelli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marinelli research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1414, 1528, 1571, 1653, 1627, 1715, 1569, 1625, 1605 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Marinelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marinelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marinelli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Lucrezia Marinella (c.1571-1653), an Italian author; Onorio Marinari (1627-1715), an Italian painter and printmaker of the Baroque period; and Giambattista Marino (1569-1625), better known as Il Cavaliere Marino, a poet and...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marinelli 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



Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Marinelli or a variant listed above:

Marinelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Angelantono Marinelli, aged 23, who arrived at Ellis Island from Casal Vilmo in 1894
  • Adelino Marinelli, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1895

Marinelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonso Marinelli, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island from Pachino in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marinelli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marinelli (post 1700)



  • Rod Marinelli (b. 1949), American NFL football coach
  • Joe Marinelli (b. 1957), American actor
  • Leonardo Marinelli, Italian commander for the Guardia di Finanza, assisted in the liberation of Jews from a camp in Aprica in 1943
  • Giovanni Marinelli (1879-1944), Italian political leader
  • Giancarlo Marinelli (b. 1915), Italian Olympic basketball player who played at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Karl von Marinelli (1745-1803), Austrian actor, theatre manager and playwright
  • Jacques Marinelli (b. 1925), French cyclist
  • Danko Marinelli (b. 1987), Croatian Olympic alpine skier
  • Carlos Marinelli (b. 1982), Argentine footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Marinelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marinelli 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.

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