Vaccarella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vaccarella family

The surname Vaccarella was first found in Saluzzo, Piedmont, where Alberta Vacca held the monastery in 1155. Bearers of the Vaccarella surname have been found in records from almost every part of Italy. Spelling variations of this name which end in "o" are more common in the south of Italy, whereas the more common variations which end in "i" appear mostly in the north. The variation Vacchi is particularly common in the region of Emilia-Romagna, while Vaccai is prevalent in Tuscany. The name comes from the Italian word "vaccaro," meaning "cattle herder," which was presumably the occupation of the name's first bearer.

Early History of the Vaccarella family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaccarella research. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1670, 1636, 1675, 1655, 1706, 1678 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Vaccarella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vaccarella Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vacca, Vacchi, Vacchelli, Vaccariello, Vaccarella, Vaccai, Vaccari, Vaccaro, Vaccarini, Vaccarino, Vaccaroni, Vaccher, Vacquer and many more.

Early Notables of the Vaccarella family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Andrea Vaccaro (1600-1670), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; Francesco Vaccaro or Vicaro (c. 1636-1675), an Italian painter...
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Migration of the Vaccarella family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the Vaccaro family, consisting of D. Vaccaro, a 29 year-old farmer, his 25 year-old wife and their two year-old son. They arrived in Buffalo in 1891; having crossed the ocean onboard the SS Anglia..


Contemporary Notables of the name Vaccarella (post 1700) +

  • Joseph P. Vaccarella, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Mt. Vernon, New York, 1952-59, 1964-66; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1964 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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