The distinguished surname Natal can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice
. 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. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Natal came from the given name Natali, which is based on a saint's name or is a nickname
for one who was born on the feast of Christmas. The name Natali derives from the Latin word natilis, which was later used to describe Christmas Day.
Early Origins of the Natal family
The surname Natal was first found in the town of Oderzo, which lies north of Venice
. Records show that the Nadale family moved from Oderzo to Venice
Early History of the Natal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Natal research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1550, 1817, 1418, 1504, 1652, 1722, 1575 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Natal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Natal Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Natal include Natali, Natale, Nadali, Nadale, Natoli, Nataletti, Nadalet, Natalini, Nadalini, Nadalin, Natalucci, Nataloni, Natalizi, Natalizio, Natalut, Nadalutti, Naletto, Nadini, Nadin, Nalato and many more.
Early Notables of the Natal family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Gaspare Nadi (1418-1504), an Italian builder famous for his diary; Giuseppe Natali (1652-1722), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; and Tommaso Natale of Palermo, a famous novelist around 1575. From the Natale family of Trani came many religious men: Alberto Natale, Cardinal of... Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Natal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Natal family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Natal or a variant listed above include:
Natal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Natal, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1895
- Marian Natal, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
- Nicola Natal, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1896
- Sofia Natal, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
Natal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Vittorio Natal, aged 33, who landed in America from Frinco, in 1901
- Carmela Natal, aged 47, who landed in America from Caltaninetta, Sicily, in 1909
- Manuel Natal, aged 36, who settled in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1912
- Maria Natal, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1921
- John Natal, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
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