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The Spinelli 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.

Spinelli Early Origins



The surname Spinelli 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 Spinelli 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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Spinelli Spelling Variations


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Spinelli Spelling Variations



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

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Spinelli Early History


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Spinelli Early History



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

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Spinelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spinelli 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 Spinelli 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:

Spinelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Spinelli, who arrived in New Orleans in 1858
  • Antonio Spinelli, aged 33, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858
  • Carmela and Maria Spinelli, two female farmers who arrived in New York onboard the "SS Vincenze Florio" in 1881
  • Angela Spinelli, aged 1, who landed in America from Casalinhio, Italy, in 1893
  • Guiseppe Spinelli, who arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the "SS Alsatia" from Naples
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spinelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea Spinelli, aged 42, who landed in America from Monte di Procida, Italy, in 1908
  • Andrea Spinelli, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Sammichele, Italy, in 1909
  • Achille Spinelli, aged 27, who landed in America from Mottosollone, Italy, in 1909
  • Alessandro Spinelli, aged 39, who settled in America from Castellabase, Salerno, in 1909
  • Angelo Spinelli, aged 8, who landed in America from Canicotti, Sicily, 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 Spinelli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spinelli (post 1700)



  • Martin J. Spinelli, American Directors Guild of American nominated director
  • Katie Spinelli, American Visual Effects specialist, best known for her work on Thor (2011) and 2012 (2009)
  • Peter P. Spinelli, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944
  • Louis Spinelli, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960
  • Jerry Spinelli (b. 1941), American Newbery Award-winning children's author
  • Gennaro Spinelli (1780-1851), Prince of Cariati, an Italian politician and diplomat
  • Elisabetta Spinelli (b. 1968), Italian voice actress
  • Niccola Spinelli (1865-1909), Italian composer of operas from Turin
  • Brunello Spinelli (b. 1939), Italian gold medalist water polo player at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Altiero Spinelli (1907-1986), Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, considered one of the founding fathers of the European Union

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Spinelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spinelli 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 2 December 2016 at 14:22.

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