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During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of surname creation, as it 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 Petrocelli came ultimately from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word "petrus" meaning "rock."

Petrocelli Early Origins



The surname Petrocelli was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the first on record appears to be Domenico Petrucci, in 1439. His son Cesare was an administrator in Prato in 1470; and Cesare's son, Nicolo was an ambassador to the imperial court in Rome in 1491. There was a powerful family of this name in Siena in the 15th century. From the Petrucci di Pesaro family line, Donato, Francesco and Giambattista Petrucci were all ennobled by the Polish king Giovanni III in 1680.

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Petrocelli Spelling Variations


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Petrocelli Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Petrucci, Petrucelli, Petrocelli, Petrocchi and others.

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Petrocelli Early History


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Petrocelli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petrocelli research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1466, 1490, 1512, 1517, 1539, and 1863 are included under the topic Early Petrocelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petrocelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Petrocelli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Pandolfo Petrucci (c.1450-1512), ruler of the city of Siena and one of the most powerful men in Itlay; Alfonso Petrucci (c.1490-1517), Italian...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Petrocelli 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: Federico Petrucci, age 17, who arrived at New York on Nov. 19, 1886 aboard the "Britannia"; Franco Petroccelli, who arrived in America on Oct. 24, 1889.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Petrocelli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Petrocelli (post 1700)



  • Daniel M. Petrocelli, American defense attorney
  • Americo Peter Petrocelli (b. 1943), American Major League Baseball player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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    The Petrocelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petrocelli 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 18 June 2016 at 23:30.

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