Early Origins of the Rastelli family
The surname Rastelli was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), on the Bacchiglione River, capital of the province of Padua. In 1175, the citizens elected the D'Este family as podesta but in 1275 Frederick II took over. The powerful familes of D'Este, Camposampiero and Da Romano were the large influences. The city is rich in art, museums and galleries. Many churches exhibit works of the masters. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Rastelli family
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Rastelli Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Raseli, Raselli, Rastrelli, Rastelli, Rasteli and others.
Early Notables of the Rastelli family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rastelli family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pietro Raselli, age 32, who arrived in New York on April 23, 1883, aboard the " Brittania";as well as Crescenzio Raselli, age 39 who arrived in New York on June 11, 1890..
Contemporary Notables of the name Rastelli (post 1700)
- Giancarlo Rastelli (1934-1970), American cardiac surgeon who developed the Rastelli procedure
- Enrico Rastelli (1896-1931), Italian juggler, acrobat and performer
- Massimo Rastelli (b. 1968), Italian football manager of Avellino