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Early Origins of the Romanelli family

The surname Romanelli was first found in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies where Alatrino Romano became Baron of the city of Naples in 1286. An admiral bearing the name of Romano lived around the year 1316. He was promoted to this rank by King Roberto D'Angi.

Early History of the Romanelli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Romanelli research. The years 1484, 1492, 1610, 1645, 1662 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Romanelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Romanelli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Romano, Romani, Romàn, Romanèlli, Romanelli, Romanello, Romanèllo, Romaniéllo, Romanéti, Romanetti, Romanini, Romanino, Romanin, Romanucci, Romanazzi, Romanatti, Romanuto and many more.

Early Notables of the Romanelli family

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was

  • Urbano Romanelli (c.1645-1682), an Italian painter of the Baroque period
  • Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (1610-1662), an Italian painter of the Baroque


United States Romanelli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Romanelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfonso Romanelli, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Gorgenti, in 1904
  • Angelo Romanelli, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Alberobellol Italy, in 1906
  • Angelo Romanelli, aged 30, who settled in America from Pontelandolfo, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonio Romanelli, aged 27, who settled in America from Limatola, Italy, in 1910
  • Andria Romanelli, aged 7, who settled in America from Montemuzzo, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Romanelli (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Matthew Romanelli (b. 1982), American writer, freelance journalist and poet
  • Chris Romanelli, American bassist of the punk rock band Plasmatics
  • James A. Romanelli (1929-1988), former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • James A. Romanelli, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 43rd District, 1975-88 [1]
  • Urbano Romanelli (1645-1682), Italian Baroque painter
  • Carlo Alfred Romanelli (1872-1947), Italian sculptor
  • Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (1610-1662), Italian Baroque painter
  • Raffaello Romanelli (1856-1928), Italian sculptor
  • Helena Romanelli (b. 1987), Brazilian silver medalist judoka


  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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