The distinguished surname Noval 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 surname Noval came from the personal name
Novello. The Italian word "novello" is derived from the Latin "novellus," which means "new."
Early Origins of the Noval family
The surname Noval was first found in Venice
, the most famous city of the Veneto region, is noted for the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Mark, and the unique canals which wind throughout the city. It is in this rich Italian region that origins of the Noval surname are found. Roots of the Noval family have been located in the city of Padua, with Riccardino Novelli, a government consul in 1113.
Early History of the Noval family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noval research.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1264, 1293, 1334, 1349, 1561, 1600, 1662, 1418 and 1465 are included under the topic Early Noval History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Noval Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Novelli, Novello, Novel, Noviello, Novella, Novèl, Novellis, Novelloni, Novellucci, Novi and many more.
Early Notables of the Noval family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Andrea, Antonio, and Giovanni Novello, who were involved in the Senate in Genoa during the late 13th century; Prosavio Novelli was Bishop of Ceneda in 1264; Luigi Novelli was a military Captain of 600 soldiers and was known for his bravery and outstanding conduct... Another 126 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noval Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Noval family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Noval Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dazon Noval, aged 18, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Noval Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfredo Noval, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1919 from Palencia (Spain) CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67R-4PX : 6 December 2014), Alfredo Noval, 09 Jun 1919; citing departure port Palencia (Spain), arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Noval (post 1700)
- Luis Martínez Noval (1948-2013), Spanish economist and politician
- Benjamín Noval González (b. 1979), former Spanish professional road bicycle racer