Mileti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mileti family

The surname Mileti was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategic link with Sicily. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Pre-dating the use of surnames, was Saint Melito of Sardis (d. circa 180,) a second century Christian bishop, religious authority and prolific writer.

Important Dates for the Mileti family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mileti research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1311 and 1334 are included under the topic Early Mileti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mileti Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mileto, Mileti, Miletto, Miletti, Millette, Milleto, Milletti, Milito, Millito, Millitello, Militello and many more.

Early Notables of the Mileti family (pre 1700)

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Mileti migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mileti Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Serafino Mileti, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Alsatia" from Naples, Italy [1]
Mileti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mandamei Mileti, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Naples, Italy [2]
  • Carmelo Mileti, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Europa" from Palermo, Italy [3]
  • Giuseppe Mileti, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Napoli, Italy [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mileti (post 1700)

  • Nick James Mileti (b. 1931), American author, sports entrepreneur and former sports franchise owner; he owned the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Crusaders hockey team in the 1970s

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7R-4TL : 6 December 2014), Serafino Mileti, 11 May 1896; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Alsatia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXXY-H66 : 6 December 2014), Mandamei Mileti, 27 Jun 1907; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-SY7 : 6 December 2014), Carmelo Mileti, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Europa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FR-STT : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Mileti, 29 Jan 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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