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The surname Porcella derives from the Italian word "porco," meaning "hog; " as such, it may have evolved from a nickname for someone "pig-like" in some manner, or perhaps as an occupational name for someone who worked with pigs.

Porcella Early Origins



The surname Porcella was first found in Umbria, where the earliest recorded family bearing this name were a patrician family living in Gubbio in 1171. In 1290, soldier Arrigo di Porci took part in the destruction of Spolet, and his son Rodulfo was said to be lord of several of the King's castles. Leonardo Porcelli di Federico was a general in Monte Oliveto in 1516.

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Porcella Spelling Variations


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Porcella Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Porcello, Porcelli, Porcellino, Porcellina, Porci and others.

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Porcella Early History


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Porcella Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Porcella research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1351, 1449, 1478 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Porcella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Porcella Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Porcella Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Porcello di Arrigo, an army captain in Pisa in 1351. Nicolo Porcia was Senator of Rome a century later. Giacomo Porco was Bishop of Patti, and became Archbishop of Messina in 1449. A member of the Porcello family was the mayor of Cagli in...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Porcella 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: Louis Porcella, age 16, who arrived in America en route to Chicago on Aug. 25, 1880, aboard the "France"; Michela Porcella, age 39, who arrived in America on De c. 21, 1883, aboard the "Archimede".

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    11. ...

    The Porcella Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Porcella 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 22 November 2013 at 14:47.

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