The distinguished surname Vecchiarelli originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname
type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Vecchiarelli came from a person who was of aged appearance. The surname Vecchiarelli is derived from the Italian word vecchi, which further derives from the late Latin word veclus, which mean old, aged, or elderly.
Early Origins of the Vecchiarelli family
The surname Vecchiarelli was first found in Rieti, a city on the borders of the Papal States.
Early History of the Vecchiarelli family
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Vecchiarelli Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Vecchiarelli include Vecchi, Della Vecchia, La Vecchia, Del Vecchio, De Vecchi, Lo Vecchio, Vecchia, Vecchiatini, Vecchione, Vecchiotti, Vec China
, Vecchiarini, Vecchiarelli, Vechietti, Vechiet, Vechione, Vecchiato, Vecchiuzzo and many more.
Early Notables of the Vecchiarelli family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Palma il Vecchio (c.
1480-1528), born Jacopo Palma or known as Jacopo Negretti, an Italian painter of the Venetian school born at Serina Alta near Bergamo; Pietro della Vecchia, also sometimes known as Pietro Muttoni, (1603-1678), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; and... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vecchiarelli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vecchiarelli family to the New World and Oceana
An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Vecchiarelli or a variant listed above:
Vecchiarelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Biugenia Vecchiarelli, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Gualdo Tadino, Italy, in 1911
- Clara Vecchiarelli, aged 8, who landed in America from Gualdo Tadino, Italy, in 1911
- Angela Vecchiarelli, aged 9, who landed in America from Enardiaregia, Italy, in 1912
- Antonio Vecchiarelli, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Agnone, Italy, in 1915
- Antonio Vecchiarelli, aged 3, who settled in America from Tusino, Italy, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Vecchiarelli (post 1700)
- Claudia Vecchiarelli (1978-2009), Italian-born, German naive painter
The Vecchiarelli Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Caesaris Sum
Motto Translation: I am Caesar
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