The surname Porcello 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.
Early Origins of the Porcello family
The surname Porcello 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.
Early History of the Porcello family
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Porcello Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Porcello, Porcelli, Porcellino, Porcellina, Porci and others.
Early Notables of the Porcello family (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 Porcello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Porcello family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Porcello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonia Porcello, aged 40, who arrived in America from Castelvetrano, Sicily, in 1907
- Benedetto Porcello, aged 14, who arrived in America from Naro, Sicily, in 1909
- Elia Porcello, aged 11, who arrived in America from Naro, Sicily, in 1909
- Giuseppa Porcello, aged 25, who arrived in America from Resuttano, Sicily, in 1909
- Guiseppe Porcello, aged 3, who arrived in America from Noro, Gorginti, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Porcello (post 1700)
- Sam J. Porcello (1935-2012), American food scientist at Nabisco for thirty-four years, nicknamed "Mr. Oreo," he held five patents directly related to the Oreo including the white Oreo cookie creme-filling
- Frederick Alfred "Rick" Porcello III (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers
- Giovanni Porcello, Italian painter from Messina, active in the late 1800s
- Massimilian Porcello (b. 1980), German football midfielder of Italian descent