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The Spina surname is derived from the Latin "spina," meaning "thorn bush," and was most originally born by someone who lived by a large or unusual thorn bush.

Spina Early Origins



The surname Spina was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) where the first bearer of the name on record is Ugone Spinelli in 1094. The name is also became common quite early in Emilia-Romagna and Venetia. The spelling variations of Spina which end in "i" are much more common and appear in records mostly in the north, whereas the rarer variations which end in "o" are from the south.

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Spina Spelling Variations


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Spina Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spinelli, Spinello, Spiniello, Spinella, Spinetti, Spinozza, Spinozzi and many more.

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Spina Early History


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Spina Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spina research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1453, 1475, 1546, 1094, 1694, 1763, 1594, 1659, 1628, 1699, 1646 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Spina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spina Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spina Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Parri Spinelli ( ca. 1387-1453), an Italian painter of the early Renaissance from Tuscany; Bartolomeo Spina (born c. 1475-1546), Italian Dominican theologian and scholastic philosopher; Ugone Spinelli, who fought for Christianity in 1094 and was rewarded generously for his valor by Pope Urban II, who...

Another 96 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spina Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spina Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonso Spina, aged 41, who landed in America from Barra, Italy, in 1907
  • Alfredo Spina, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Pietrafitta, in 1907
  • Angela Spina, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Acireale, Sicily, in 1909
  • Antonio Spina, aged 22, who landed in America from S Giovanni Feore, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Spina, aged 47, who landed in America from L.Bartola, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spina (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spina (post 1700)



  • Lane Spina, American gold, silver and bronze medalist freestyle skier
  • Joey Spina (b. 1977), American professional boxer
  • Harold Spina (1906-1997), American composer
  • Frank La Spina, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999
  • Anthony Spina, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1974
  • Laurie Spina (b. 1963), Australian retired rugby league footballer
  • Joe Spina (b. 1946), Canadian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (1995 to 2003)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Spina Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spina 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 21 October 2016 at 17:11.

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