Simonelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Simonelli originated from the personal name Simon, itself a derivative of the Hebrew name "Sim'on," from the verb "sama" meaning "to listen." Thus, the name Simonelli means "God has listened," referring to the gratitude of the parents who, having wished for a child, had their prayers answered.

Early Origins of the Simonelli family

The surname Simonelli was first found in Trapani, anciently Drepanum, Sicily. Bearers of Simonelli or one of its spelling variations have been found throughout southern Italy, but particularly on the island of Sicily, and in the region of Campania.

Early History of the Simonelli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simonelli research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1605, 1346, 1358, 1410, 1480, 1506, 1522, 1605, 1650 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Simonelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Simonelli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Simone, Simonelli, Simonetti, Simoni, Simioni, Desimone and many more.

Early Notables of the Simonelli family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Puccio di Simone ( fl. 1346-1358), an Italian Gothic painter, active in Florence; Francesco (Cicco) Simonetta (1410-1480), an Italian Renaissance statesman remembered for composing an...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simonelli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Simonelli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simonelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfredo Simonelli, aged 39, who settled in America from Rome, Italy, in 1907
  • Andrea Simonelli, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Perona Garda, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Simonelli, aged 44, who landed in America from Gavardo, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelantonio Simonelli, aged 31, who landed in America from Melito, Italy, in 1912
  • Angelo Simonelli, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Casola, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Simonelli (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Simonelli, American resident playwright for First Avenue Playhouse in Atlantic Highlands NJ
  • Giovanni Simonelli (b. 1952), Italian professional football manager
  • Virginio Simonelli (b. 1985), Italian pop singer
  • Pasquale Isidoro Simonelli (1878-1960), Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy, was an Italian-American banker and patron of the arts


The Simonelli Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Unguibus armatus in hostem
Motto Translation: Armed Against The Enemy.


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