Show ContentsNatoli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Natoli 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 Natoli 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 Natoli family

The surname Natoli was first found in the town of Oderzo, which lies north of Venice. Records show that the Nadale family moved from Oderzo to Venice in 1297.

Early History of the Natoli family

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Natoli 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 Natoli 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 Natoli family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • Girolamo Natale, founder and vicar of the Compagnia di Gesù. Pater Pompeo Natali was a 17th century singer at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. He also composed two books of madrigals and church canzone...
  • Giuseppe Natoli was the Minister of Education and was Senator of the reign of Italy until his death in 1867

Natoli Ranking

In the United States, the name Natoli is the 11,482nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Natoli migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Natoli or a variant listed above include:

Natoli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Angelo Natoli, aged 38, who immigrated to America from Lipari, Italy, in 1892
Natoli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Natoli, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Angela Natoli, aged 4, who settled in America from Sopari, Italy, in 1910
  • Anna Natoli, aged 16, who landed in America from Librizzi, Italy, in 1910
  • Agostino Natoli, aged 44, who settled in America from Monsummacca, Italy, in 1913
  • Angelo Natoli, aged 3, who landed in America from Bitouto, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Natoli (post 1700) +

  • Frank A. Natoli (b. 1969), American CEO & Founder of Natoli-Lapin, LLC
  • Madeline Natoli, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972 2
  • Louise Natoli (b. 1979), Australian slalom canoer at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook