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Early Origins of the Turel family

The surname Turel was first found in southern Italy. Though some variants of the name Turel are found in northern Italy, as well. The surname Turel is of nickname origin, derived from a personal or physical characteristic of the first person in this family. In this case, the name Turel comes from the Italian "bonaventura," meaning "good luck" or "good fortune."

Early History of the Turel family

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Turel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Venturi, Venturella, Venturelli, Venturin, Venturino, Venturini, Ventura, Venturoli, Tura, Turella, Turel and many more.

Early Notables of the Turel family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Roberto Ventura, Baron of Casanova, was appointed Chancellor to Charles I of Spain who was also Holy Roman Emperor. Also, the Ventura family, from Bari and Lecce, and originally from the city of Salerno, were one of the most important feudal families of the area and lords of numerous domains at the end of the 13th century. They later obtained the domains of Morice and Paldi in Otranto, as well as other ones, and...
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Migration of the Turel family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Ventura, 35; who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1854. Six years later, in 1860; Juan Victoriano Ventura came to Puerto Rico; as did Jaime Falla Ventura in 1869. Ginlia Ventura arrived in Montreal in 1913 when she was only 7 years old, having crossed the ocean onboard the SS Italia..

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