Early Origins of the Zappelli family
The surname Zappelli was first found in Mantua, anciently Mantova, a fortified city of Lombardy
, capital of the province of Mantua. In 568 the Lombards took Mantua, lost it and recovered in 601. It passed to the Norman Geoffry, Duke of Lorraine
in the 11th century but afterwards reverted to the Lombard League. Frederico II was first Duke of Mantua. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Zappelli family
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Zappelli Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Zappa, Zappi, Zappelli, Zappetti, Zappetta, Zappoli, Zappuli, Zappalia, Zapa, Zapi, Zappas and many more.
Early Notables of the Zappelli family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zappelli family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Zappelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Zaccaria Zappelli, aged 32, who landed in America from Castano Io, Italy, in 1910
- Antonietta Zappelli, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Capua, Caserta, Italy, in 1911
- Dario Zappelli, aged 16, who landed in America from Capaunosi, Italy, in 1912
- Giovanni Zappelli, aged 30, who emigrated to America from M. S. Quirico, Italy, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Zappelli (post 1700)
- Oswald Zappelli (1913-1968), Swiss silver and two-time bronze medalist fencer at the 1948 and the 1952 Summer Olympics