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The Italian Nappi surname has several possible derivations. It may have come from the words "nappa gib," meaning "large nose," or perhaps from the Calabrian term "nappa," used to denote a "clay dish." In either case, the Nappi surname is thought to have evolved from a nickname. In general, Nappi would have been a plural form of the word, while Nappa, would have been more popular as a name in Southern Italy.

Nappi Early Origins



The surname Nappi was first found in Ancona, an important seaport town and province in Eastern Italy, home to the 11th century Cathedral of Ancona. Ancona was part of the Holy Roman Empire in the 12th century, and then, in the 16th century, it came under papal protection. Four members of the Nappi family of Ancona took holy orders including Filippo Nappi, in 1567, Francesco Nappi, in 1583, another Francesco in 1587, and Cesare-Marcellino Nappi in 1654.

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Nappi Spelling Variations


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Nappi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nappi, Nappa, Nappo and others.

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Nappi Early History


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Nappi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nappi research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1573, 1621, 1638, 1656, 1659, and 1704 are included under the topic Early Nappi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nappi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nappi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the aforementioned Francesco Nappi, who was vice-envoy (vicelegato) of Bologna under Pope Paul "Paolo" V (1550-1621), and was made bishop of...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nappi 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michela Nappa, age 23, who arrived in America on Oct. 7, 1880, aboard the "Victoria"; Giosue Nappi, age 29, who arrived in New York on June 11, 1883, aboard the "Burgundia".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nappi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nappi (post 1700)



  • Michele Nappi (b. 1951), retired Italian professional football player
  • Chiara R. Nappi, Italian physicist
  • Marco Nappi (b. 1966), retired Italian professional football player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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    The Nappi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nappi 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 March 2014 at 13:40.

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