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Where did the Italian Porciello family come from? What is the Italian Porciello family crest and coat of arms? When did the Porciello family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Porciello family history?

The surname Porciello 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.


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

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.


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


Another 235 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Porciello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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 Dec. 21, 1883, aboard the "Archimede".


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  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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The Porciello Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Porciello 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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