Nicoli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Nicoli was a patronymic name created from the personal name Nicola, or Nicholas. The Italian name Nicola is itself derived from the Latin Nicolaus, and ultimately the Greek Nikolaos, which is composed of the elements "nikan," which means "to win," and "laos," meaning "people." As a personal name, versions of this name are found throughout Europe due to devotion to several saints who bore the name, especially Saint Nicholas. 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. In Italy the popularity of the 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.
Early Origins of the Nicoli family
The surname Nicoli was first found in the historically rich region of Venice. The surname Nicoli has its origins in the city of Verona, which lies about halfway between Venice and Milan, in the region of Veneto. The Nichesola family in 1162 was part of the nobility of Verona, and maintained their status in the noble council until 1406 when the title was taken away. The title was renewed, with apologies from the court, four hundred years later. The Nicola family in Venice in the 12th century was one of the most ancient and most noble families in the city at the time. In 1184 Marco Nicola was given the title of Bishop of the Castle and contributed to the beauty of the city by having erected the church and monastery of St. Andrea.
Early History of the Nicoli family
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Nicoli Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: DeNicola, Niccola, Niccolai, Niccoli, Niccolini, Niccolo, Niccolucci, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolato, Nicolella, Nicoletti, Nicoli, Nicolicchia, Nicolich, Nicolini, Nicolli, Nicolo, Nicolodi, Nicolucci, Nicolussi, Nicora, Nicorelli, Nicorini, Nichesola and many more.
Early Notables of the Nicoli family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Nicola, an Archbishop in the 15th century in Amalfi, who later became the Archbishop of Verdun and the patriarch of Athens. In Pisa in the 16th century Agnolo Niccolini was created Archbishop and then Cardinal of the S. R. Church in 1563.The Nichelli family played an important role in the development of the famous Venetian glassware. They were official citizens of Murano, an island of Venice which, along with its sister island Burano, is famous today for its beautiful and delicate artworks of glass. In...
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Nicoli migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nicoli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ludwick H D Nicoli, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1832 
Nicoli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ivan D. Nicoli, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Leitrim" from Cardiff 
- Isabella Nicoli, aged 69, originally from Capodrise, Italy, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy 
- Enea Nicoli, aged 26, originally from Bagni di Lucca, Italy, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Pesaro" from Genoa, Italy 
Contemporary Notables of the name Nicoli (post 1700) +
- Blessed Giuseppina Nicoli (1863-1924), Italian nun
- Aldo Nicoli (b. 1953), Italian footballer and manager
- Natela Nicoli (b. 1961), Georgian opera singer
- Eric Luciano Nicoli (b. 1950), British CEO of EMI Group plc in 2007
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q8-Y6D : 6 December 2014), Ivan D. Nicoli, 27 Jan 1919; citing departure port Cardiff, arrival port New York, ship name Leitrim, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W3-VZ4 : 6 December 2014), Isabella Nicoli, 07 Jul 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64T-V53 : 6 December 2014), Enea Nicoli, 30 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Pesaro, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).