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Micheletti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Micheletti 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 Micheletti came from the personal name Michele, or Michael in English. If the suffix of the name is "i," the surname denotes the plural form of the name.

Early Origins of the Micheletti family

The surname Micheletti was first found in such areas as Bassano, Verona, Trentino, Vicenza, and even Florence and Bologna. The Michieli family in Venice dates back to 697, where they played an instrumental role in the election of the new doge in the same year. The next record shows Vitale Michieli, who was one of the first tribunes of Venice in 869. This specific lineage went on to produce three more doges: Vitale, Domenico and Vitale II in 1096, 1118, and 1156, respectively. Also among the descendents were nine generals, eleven caretakers of the huge Venetian cathedral of Saint Mark, a cardinal, much chivalry and many senators. One of the earliest records of the family was Domenico Michele, the 35th Doge of Venice who reigned from 1117 to 1130.

Early History of the Micheletti family

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Micheletti Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Micheletti include DeMicheli, DeMichelis, Megale, Megali, Megalini, Megalizzi, Miai, Miale, Miali, Micale, Micalella, Micaletti, Micaletto, Micali, Micalini, Micalizio, Micalizzi, Micalli, Micallo, Micarelli, Micela, Miceli, Micella, Micelli, Micello, Michela, Michelacci, Michelbgnoli, Michelbn, Michelbngeli, Michelbngioli, Michelani, Michelassi, Michelato, Michelazzi, Michelazzo, Michele, Micheletti and many more.

Early Notables of the Micheletti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Piero Adamo DeMicheli, born in Mantova in 1440, was another noteworthy member of the Micheletti heritage. He was an aristocrat of the court and owned a large villa with many acres of land surrounding it. He married a relative of the Duke of Modena...
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Migration of the Micheletti family to the New World and Oceana

Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Micheletti or a variant listed above:

Micheletti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Micheletti, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Rovere di Velo, Italy, in 1907
  • Battista Micheletti, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Roasio, Italy, in 1909
  • Adele Micheletti, aged 23, who settled in America from S. Lorenzo, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Micheletti, aged 23, who landed in America from Forsato Vico, Italy, in 1909
  • Augusto Micheletti, aged 32, who landed in America from S Maria Sol Guidice, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Micheletti (post 1700)

  • Joseph Robert "Joe" Micheletti (b. 1954), American hockey analyst and reporter, retired NHL and WHA defenseman
  • Patrick J. "Pat" Micheletti (b. 1963), former American NHL ice hockey center
  • Pietro Micheletti (1900-2005), Italian Army officer, recipient of the Military Cross and the Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
  • Roberto Micheletti Baín (b. 1943), President of Honduras (2009 to 2010)
  • Luisa Micheletti (b. 1983), Brazilian presenter on MTV Brazil

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