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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Napoli. 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. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Napoli family lived in the city of Naples.

Napoli Early Origins



The surname Napoli was first found in the province of Salerno, just south of Naples. The Napoli family in this region had the noble status continued from hundreds of years earlier.

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Napoli Spelling Variations


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Napoli Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Napoli include Napoletano, Napoli, Napolitano and others.

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Napoli Early History


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Napoli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Napoli research. More information is included under the topic Early Napoli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Napoli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Napoli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Enrico Caracciolo di Napoli was made governor of the city of Troina by the King Frederick II of Aragona. The family stayed in Sicily for centuries, predominantly settling in the city of Palermo, and the attachment di Napoli was passed along...

Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Napoli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Napoli arrived in North America very early:

Napoli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Napoli, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Pietradefusi, in 1893
  • Antonia Napoli, aged 1, who landed in America from Camporeale, in 1898
  • Anna Napoli, aged 25, who landed in America from Sciacca, in 1899
  • Antno. Napoli, aged 46, who emigrated to America from Serano, in 1899

Napoli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberto Napoli, aged 40, who landed in America from Naples, in 1904
  • Alfonso Napoli, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from Casenza, in 1904
  • Andrea Napoli, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Monte S. Giuliano, Italy, in 1904
  • Alfonso Napoli, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Leonforti, in 1905
  • Agottino Napoli, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Castialiono, Italy, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Napoli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Napoli (post 1700)



  • Alexander J. Napoli (1905-1972), United States federal judge
  • Federico Carlos Gravina Nápoli (1756-1806), Spanish Admiral during the American Revolution
  • Donna Jo Napoli (b. 1948), American author of children's and young adult books
  • Michael Anthony Napoli (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball catcher /first baseman
  • Jacopo Napoli (1911-1994), Italian composer of the 20th century
  • Tommaso Maria Napoli (1659-1725), Italian architect, engineer and mathematician
  • Fernando de Napoli (b. 1964), Italian former professional footballer
  • Gennaro Di Napoli (b. 1968), Italian former middle distance runner
  • Arturo Di Napoli (b. 1974), Italian football player
  • Aiman Napoli (b. 1989), Italian footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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    The Napoli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Napoli 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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