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The distinguished surname Micheli 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 Micheli 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.

Micheli Early Origins



The surname Micheli 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.

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Micheli Spelling Variations


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Micheli 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 Micheli 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.

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Micheli Early History


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Micheli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Micheli research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1423, 1434, 1698, 1440, 1472, 1604, 1665, 1604, 1655, 1679 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Micheli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Micheli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Micheli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Piero Adamo DeMicheli, born in Mantova in 1440, was another noteworthy member of the Micheli 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...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Micheli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Micheli or a variant listed above: Achille Micheli, aged 28 who arrived at Ellis Island from Iona in 1906; Adolfo Micheli, aged 44 who arrived at Ellis Island from Montreal, Canada in 1909.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Micheli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Micheli (post 1700)



  • Joseph Ronald "Ron" Micheli (b. 1948), American former director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (1977-1992)
  • Franco Micheli, Italian sports shooter at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Dante Micheli (1939-2012), Italian footballer
  • Maurizio Micheli (b. 1947), Italian actor, voice actor, comedian, author, playwright and television personality, made Officer of the Italian Republic in 1999
  • Giuseppe Micheli (b. 1888), Italian modern pentathlete who competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Mario De Micheli (b. 1906), Italian professional football player
  • Adriano de Micheli (b. 1975), Italian auto racing driver
  • Lucia Micheli (b. 1969), Italian Olympic sprint canoer
  • Joaquin Micheli (b. 1930), former Argentine football striker
  • Rodolfo Joaquin Micheli (b. 1930), Argentine former football striker

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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    The Micheli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Micheli 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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