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The surname Porcelli 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.

Porcelli Early Origins



The surname Porcelli 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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Porcelli Spelling Variations


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Porcelli Spelling Variations



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

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Porcelli Early History


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Porcelli Early History



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

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Porcelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Porcelli 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 Porcelli 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 were:

Porcelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfredo Porcelli, aged 19, who settled in America from Naples, in 1906
  • Angelo Raffaela Porcelli, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Apice, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonetta Porcelli, aged 10, who landed in America from Apice, Italy, in 1909
  • Alfredo Porcelli, aged 28, who landed in America from Bassiano, Roma, in 1909
  • Aluovina Porcelli, aged 39, who landed in America from Barletta, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Porcelli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Porcelli (post 1700)



  • Antonio Porcelli (1800-1870), Italian painter
  • Giovanni Tacci Porcelli (1863-1928), Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Pietro Giacomo Porcelli (1872-1943), Italian-born sculptor who produced many statues in Western Australia

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Porcelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Porcelli 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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