The origins of the Morellato name are uncertain, but most scholars seems to agree that the name likely comes from the Latin term "maurus," used to describe either a Moor, or anyone of a markedly dark complexion. There have also been place names such as Morella, a town in the Spanish province of Casteldon de la Plana, and Morelli, Calabria, and the Morellato surname may have been taken on from the name of the place whence its original bearer hailed. This name can be found in forms with the typical Italian surname endings of "i" and "o," the former being characteristic of northern Italy, the latter, more typical in the South.
Early Origins of the Morellato family
The surname Morellato was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where a family of this name has resided since the 14th century.
Early History of the Morellato family
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Morellato Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Morelli, Morèlli, Morello, Morèllo, Morella and many more.
Early Notables of the Morellato family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Lazzaro Morelli (1608-1690), an Italian sculptor of the Baroque period; Ferdinando Morello of the Morello di Caltanissetta e di Messina family, who acquired the barony of Trabonello in 1747; James Morelli (1745-1819), an... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morellato Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Morellato family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giovanna Morella, who arrived at New York on June 3, 1891, aboard the "Alsatia"; Luigi Morella, who arrived at New York on April 26, 1892 aboard the ".