The Spinola 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.
The surname Spinola 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
and Venetia. The
of Spinola 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spinola 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 Spinola History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Spinelli, Spinello, Spiniello, Spinella, Spinetti, Spinozza, Spinozzi and many more.
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... Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spinola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.