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The Spinella 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.

Spinella Early Origins



The surname Spinella 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 Spinella 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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Spinella Spelling Variations


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Spinella Spelling Variations



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

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Spinella Early History


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Spinella Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spinella 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 Spinella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spinella Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spinella 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 Spinella 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:

Spinella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agata Spinella, aged 1, who arrived in America from Marineo, in 1899

Spinella Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonino Spinella, aged 22, who arrived in America from Marineo, in 1901
  • Angela Spinella, aged 17, who arrived in America from Lipari, Sicily, in 1911
  • Antonino Spinella, aged 37, who arrived in America from Olivero, Italy, in 1913
  • Carmela Spinella, aged 14, who arrived in America from Mazzara, Italy, in 1913
  • Carmela Spinella, aged 22, who arrived in America from Giarre, Italy, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spinella (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spinella (post 1700)



  • Ralph Spinella (b. 1923), American fencer at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Stephen Nicholas Spinella (b. 1956), Italian-born, American stage, television, and film actor

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Spinella Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spinella 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 25 March 2014 at 14:16.

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