Show ContentsVercelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Vercelli surname derives from the name of the city of Vercelli, in Piedmont. Founded by the Romans in 603 A.D. under the name of Vercellae, it was one of the most important municipalities of the Transpadana region.

Early Origins of the Vercelli family

The surname Vercelli was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont.)

Early History of the Vercelli family

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Vercelli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vercillo, Vercelli, and Vercellotti and others.

Early Notables of the Vercelli family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • the Vercelli family of Bologna

United States Vercelli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vercelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Giovanni Vercelli, who arrived at New York on Dec. 12, 1883, aboard the "Labrador"
  • Antonio Vercelli, who arrived in America Feb. 13, 1885 aboard the "St. Laurent"

Contemporary Notables of the name Vercelli (post 1700) +

  • Celestino Vercelli (1946-2020), Italian professional racing cyclist who rode in the 1971 Tour de France and 1976 Tour de France
  • Alessandro Vercelli, Italian economist with the Università degli Studi di Siena on Facebook