Early Origins of the Montella family
Charlemagne held it. Later it was Venetian. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, and 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. This distinguished family are recorded in Trevos but are said originally to have been of Selva, but these records are scanty.
Early History of the Montella family
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Montella Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Montello, Monteliana, Montel, Montella, Nontelli and many more.
Early Notables of the Montella family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Montella family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Montel, who arrived in New Orleans in 1721; Simon Montel, who arrived in North America in 1783; James Montel, who arrived in Bristol or Warren, RI in 1831.
Contemporary Notables of the name Montella (post 1700)
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