hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The surname Petronella came from the personal name Pietro, which is itself from the Latin "Petrus," and the Greek "Petros," meaning "rock."
Early Origins of the Petronella family
Sicily. One line of Petroni di Siena were on record from the 13th century.
Early History of the Petronella family
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Petronella Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Petroni, Petronella, Petrella, Petrelli, Petronilla and many more.
Early Notables of the Petronella family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Petronella family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Florindo Petroni, who settled in California in 1888; Frank Petrella, who came to New York sometime between 1884 and 1925; Francisco Petrenella of Calvello, Italy, who arrived at Ellis Island on Nov 8, 1900 aboard the ".
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