Lombardy. The people of this region were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary to adopt a second name as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but was not complete until the modern era. The Milesi surname derives from originally from the word "Milo," the name of a Greek island, means "one who hailed from Milo."
Early Origins of the Milesi family
Early History of the Milesi family
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Milesi Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Milesi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Milesi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the name who arrived at the eastern sea-port cities of the United States in the late 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Milesi (post 1700)
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