Stelly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stelly family

The surname Stelly was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

Early History of the Stelly family

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Stelly Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stella, Stelli, Stellini, Stellino, Stellin, Stelloni, Stellon, Stellacci, Stellano, Stellari, Stellati and many more.

Early Notables of the Stelly family (pre 1700)

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Stelly Ranking

In the United States, the name Stelly is the 9,500th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Stelly migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stelly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Simon Stelly, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Jacob Stelly, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stelly (post 1700) +

  • Victor Theodore "Vic" Stelly (1941-2020), American politician, Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1988-2004), he died of COVID-19 complications on December 26, 2020
  • Joel Stelly (b. 1984), former American NFL football player for the Chicago Bears


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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