Early Origins of the Stephanelli family
The surname Stephanelli was first found in Sicily
(Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Bearers of the name have been found throughout southern Italy, especially in the island region of Sicily
. The name Stephanelli is of patronymic
origin, meaning that the first person to bear the surname took it from his father's personal name
. A popular medieval personal name
, Stefano, is the basis of this name and its variants. Stefano itself is derived from the Greek "stephanos" meaning "laurel crown." The English equivalent of the name, Stephen was a very popular Christian name in medieval Europe because of two renowned saints of the that name.
Early History of the Stephanelli family
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Stephanelli Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stefanelli, Stefani, Stefano, Steffan, Steffani, Stifano, Stifani, Stevani, Stevano, Stevan, Stievano, Stieven, Stivani, Schivani, Stepan, Steppan, De Stefani, De Stefanis, Di Stefano, Stepancich, Stepancic, Stepcich, Stipancich and many more.
Early Notables of the Stephanelli family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stephanelli family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Stefani, who came to New York City in 1836; Mark Stefani, who arrived in Arkansas in 1896; John Stefani and Vananzie Stefani, who both came to Arkansas in 1903 and Carmine DiStefano, a shoemaker who arrived in New York onboard the SS Olympia in 1896..