Santarelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Santarelli was originally a nickname bestowed upon someone who was born on All Saint's Day, the 1st of November, and is derived from the Latin "sanctorum."

Early Origins of the Santarelli family

The surname Santarelli was first found in Lucania, formerly Basilicata, is a territorial division of southern Italy which extended from Tyrrhenian sea, to the Gulf of Tarentum. It was named for Lucani who conquered it in the 5th century B.C. This large territory contained many towns and villages. 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. The family held a family seat in Matero in Basilicata, otherwise known as Lucania. They were a distinguished noble family whose first records begin in 1198 when Eustachio Santoro was Baron of Cancellara.

Early History of the Santarelli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santarelli research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1507, 1537, 1559, 1574, 1600, 1700, 1532, 1602, 1569 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Santarelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Santarelli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Santoro, Santori, Santora, Santorelli, Santoriello, Santorini and many more.

Early Notables of the Santarelli family (pre 1700)

By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and...
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United States Santarelli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santarelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alessandria Santarelli, aged 24, who settled in America from Maenza, in 1902
  • Alessandro Santarelli, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Cermagnauo, in 1903
  • Angelo Santarelli, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Scheggia, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Santarelli, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Castelnuevo, Italy, in 1909
  • Andrea Santarelli, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Rajano, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Santarelli (post 1700) +

  • Andrea Santarelli (b. 1993), Italian silver medalist fencer at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Elena Santarelli (b. 1981), Italian model, television personality and actress from Latina
  • Giorgio Santarelli (b. 1981), Italian footballer from Fosinone, Italy; he has played professionalize since 1998
  • Simone Santarelli (b. 1988), Italian footballer from Rome who played for the Italy U-17 National Team (2004-2005)
  • Giuseppe Santarelli (1710-1790), Italian castrato, composer, choir conductor, voice teacher, and Roman Catholic priest
  • Antonio Santarelli (1832-1920), Italian archaeologist


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