Spinello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spinello 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.

Early Origins of the Spinello family

The surname Spinello 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 Spinello 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.

One of the first records of the name appears as both a forename and surname, Spinello Aretino (c. 1350- c. 1410), the Italian painter from Arezzo, who was active in Tuscany at the end of the 14th and the first decennium of the 15th century. He was born Spinello Di Luca Spinelli.

Early History of the Spinello family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spinello research. Another 64 words (5 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 Spinello History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spinello Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Spinello family (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 granted him 99 baronies, 8 count hoods, 9 marquishoods and 8 duchies; Giuseppe Spinelli (1694-1763), Italian Cardinal prefect of the Congregation for the...
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Migration of the Spinello family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Spinelli, who arrived in New Orleans in 1858. Later on came Carmela and Maria Spinelli, two female farmers who arrived in New York onboard the SS Vincenze Florio in 1881.


Contemporary Notables of the name Spinello (post 1700) +

  • Reginald Spinello, American Republican politician, Mayor of Glen Cove, New York; Elected 2013 [1]
  • Guy M. Spinello, American politician, Independent Candidate for Mayor of Rockford, Illinois, 2001 [1]
  • Natale Spinello (b. 1947), Italian rower who competed in the men's coxless four event at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Guglielmo Spinello (b. 1941), Italian silver medalist men's light heavyweight at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Spinello Aretino (1330-1410), Italian painter


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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