D’Arelli Surname Study

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This one-name study was created in November 2021.

The D’Arelli (or Darelli) surname, my maiden name, has its origins in Italy and appears to be quite rare. In fact, when looking at its distribution in its (assumed) country of origin from one source, it seems that there are only some 13 families with the name in the entire country: one in Prato, Toscana; one in L’Aquila, Abruzzo; 10 in the Lazio region (7 in Roma, 3 in Rieti); and one in Potenza, Basilicata (which is where my direct ancestors are from).1 In looking at another source, there are 36 incidences of the name in Italy: two in Emilia-Romagna, one in Lazio, two in Apulia, and 31 in Basilicata.2 Though I have only looked into my own D’Arelli ancestors and (both close and distant) family members at this time, I hope to find connections to those with ties to some of these other communities as well.

Distribution of the Darelli surname in Italy – Credit: Cognomix1
Distribution of the D'Arelli surname in Italy
Distribution of the D’Arelli surname in Italy – Credit: Forebears2

One-Place Study

This one-name study is connected to my Sant’Arcangelo one-place study. While not the most prevalent surname found in Sant’Arcangelo, it is, nonetheless, where it seems to originate from (as far as I can tell currently). Click HERE to be directed to the Sant’Arcangelo study page.

Genetic Haplogroup

Map of the frequency of E-V13
Map of the frequency of E-V13 – Credit: Fulvio Cruciani et al.

Paternal haplogroups “identify ancient lines of men that all trace back to the same common ancestor.”3 Because I am a woman, I do not have a Y chromosome and, as a result, do not myself have a paternal haplogroup. Fortunately, one of my paternal first cousins completed a DNA test that included testing for his haplogroups and our D’Arelli haplogroup has been identified as E-V13 (the “alpha cluster” of the E-M78 branch). This is useful information as it can reveal the path followed by the men of our shared paternal line. With likely origins in Western Asia around 10,000 years ago, it is mostly found in the Balkans, though it can also be found in the rest of the Mediterranean (likely due to Greek colonization). According to Cruciani et al., frequencies are higher in the South of Italy,4 which is in line with where I have traced my direct paternal line to. The presence of a small percentage of “West Asian” or Anatolian DNA that is included in my, my siblings’, and my father’s test results also supports these ancient origins.

Migration pattern of my paternal line
Migration pattern of my paternal line – Credit: 23andMe

Descendants of Tommaso D’Arelli

1. D’Arelli, Tommaso
. + Di Muzio, Laureta
. 2 D’Arelli, Michele Arteo b: bet. 1805-1807 Ferrandina, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
. . + Brindisi (or Brindesi), Maria Isabella b: bet. 1808-1810 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy m: 22 January 1825 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Father: Brindisi (or Brindesi), Giuseppe Mother: Rosa
. . 3 D’Arelli, Maria Lareto b: ~ 1826 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . + Curti, Giuseppe b: ~ 1809 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy m: 25 May 1842 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Father: Curti, Gerardo Mother: Pasore, Angela
. . 3 D’Arelli, Maria Rosa b: ~ 1828 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . + Giannini, Salvadore b: ~ 1816 Lapio, Italy m: 24 February 1847 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Father: Giannini, Angelo Antonio Mother: Nutile, Giovanna
. . 3 D’Arelli, Giuseppe Maria b: 26 February 1830 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . + Zitarosa, Lucia b: 21 January 1830 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy m: 18 March 1850 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Father: Zitarosa, Giuseppe, Calzolaio Mother: Santagata, Beatrice, Filatrice
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Michele Fortunato b: 1 June 1851 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . 4 Darelli, Tomaso, Comerciante b: 26 November 1852 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 26 March 1930, Montevideo, Uruguay
. . . . + Pinto, Catalina b: Italy d: bef. 1889 San Juan Bautista, Brazil
. . . . 5 Darelli, Lucia b: 10 September 1881 San Juan Bautista, Brazil
. . . . . + Morisio, Candido b: 14 June 1874 Salto, Uruguay m: 30 September 1899 Artigas, Artigas, Uruguay Father: Moricio Firpo, Francisco Mother: Bocalandra, Magdalena
. . . . . 6 Morisio Darelli, Elios Feliciano b: 20 October 1903 Artigas, Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Morisio Darelli, Nepomuceno b: 16 May 1905 Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Morisio Darelli, Gilberto b: 26 November 1916 Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . 5 Darelli, Jose Matias b: ~ 1883
. . . . . + Pertusi, Maria Francisca b: ~ 1889 m: 16 December 1914 Nuestra Senora de Monserrat, Colonia Caroya, Cordoba, Argentina Father: Pertusi, Francisco Mother: Lezino, Angela
. . . . . 6 Darelli, Leandro Francisco
. . . . 5 Darelli, Julio
. . . . 5 Darelli, Vicente
. . . . . + Gonzalez, Carolina
. . . . . 6 Darelli Gonzalez, Jorge Enrique b: ~ 1914 Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Darelli Gonzalez, Carlos Maria b: ~ 1916 Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Darelli Gonzalez, Ofelia b: ~ 1919 Artigas, Uruguay
*2nd wife of Tomaso Darelli:
. . . . + Morisio, Ines b: ~ 1872 Father: Moricio Firpo, Francisco Mother: Bocalandra, Magdalena
. . . . 5 Darelli, Alejandro b: 19 April 1903 Artigas, Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . . + Fagundez Viticel, Otilia b: 17 September 1901 Artigas, Artigas, Uruguay m: 30 November 1929 Montevideo, Uruguay Father: Fagundez Machado, Florentino Mother: Viticel (or Vitisel), Laurentina
. . . . . 6 Darelli Fagundez, Haroldo b: 3 December 1932 Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay d: 24 June 1984
. . . . . . + Tapia Alvarez, Blanca Haydee b: 23 April 1930 Lascano, Rocha, Uruguay d: 12 November 2017 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States m: 14 January 1955 Rocha, Uruguay Father: Tapia, Juan Antonio Mother: Alvarez, Amada Urbana
. . . . . . 7 Darelli Tapia, [MALE]
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, [MALE]
. . . . . . 7 Darelli Tapia, [MALE]
. . . . . . . + Francucci, [FEMALE] m: 1990
. . . . . . . 8 Darelli Francucci, [MALE]
. . . . . . . 8 Darelli, Anna Melissa
. . . . . . . . + Anderson, [MALE] m: 2014
. . . . . . . . 9 Anderson, [FEMALE]
. . . . . . . 8 Darelli, [FEMALE]
. . . . . . . . + Snarr, [MALE] m: 2020
. . . . . . . . 9 Snarr, [MALE]
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, [FEMALE]
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, [MALE]
. . . . 5 Darelli Morisio, Roman Pastor b: 9 August 1904 Artigas, Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . . + Paiva, Elina b: 10 May 1908 Uruguay m: 23 February 1929 Artigas, Artigas, Uruguay Father: Paiva, Maximo Mother: Vargas, Elvira
. . . . . 6 Darelli Paiva, Eugenia Esmeralda b: 4 January 1930 Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Darelli Paiva, Omar b: ~ 1933 Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . 5 Darelli Morisio, Alfonso b: ~ 1908 Artigas, Uruguay
. . . . 5 Darelli Morisio, Maria Magdalena b: Uruguay
. . . . 5 Darelli, Justo Doviglio
. . . . . + Mundell, Isolina
. . . . . 6 Darelli Mundell, Maria Teresita b: ~ 1930 Lavalleja, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Darelli Mundell, Rafael Maria b: ~ 1931 Lavalleja, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Darelli Mundell, Antonio Leonardo b: ~ 1933 Lavalleja, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Darelli Mundell, Maria Ines b: ~ 1936 Lavalleja, Uruguay
. . . . . 6 Darelli Mundell, Maria del Carmen
. . . . 5 Darelli, Carmen
. . . . 5 Darelli Morisio, Nicasio d: 27 February 1970 Montevideo, Uruguay
. . . . . + Diaz, Guillermina
. . . . . 6 Darelli, Ruben b: 22 February 1930 Artigas, Uruguay d: 16 November 1999 (U.S. Consulate) Montevideo, Uruguay
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Alessandro, Bottegaio b: 22 July 1855 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . + Lufrano, Carmina b: ~ 1870 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: December 1927 Potenza, Basilicata, Italy m: 15 November 1888 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Father: Lufrano, Francesco Paolo Mother: la Ragione, Checchina Modesta
. . . . 5 D’Arelli, Giuseppe b: 1 June 1892 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 5 October 1937 Manhattan, New York, United States
. . . . . + Mastrosimone, Maria Teresa b: 4 August 1891 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy m: 25 September 1911
. . . . . 6 D’Aelli, Alessandro M. b: 2 December 1912 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 13 October 1992 Berkeley Heights, Union, New Jersey, United States
. . . . . . + Chianese, Teresa b: 18 October 1916 New York, New York, United States d: 22 November 1989 Perth Amboy City, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States m: 12 July 1936 Manhattan, New York, United States Father: Chianese, Anthony Mother: Deangelo, Antoinette
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, Joseph b: ~ 1937 New York, United States
. . . . . 6 D’Arelli, Carlo Victor b: 23 March 1914 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 8 August 1984 El Dorado, California, United States
. . . . . 6 D’Arelli, Carmella I. b: 3 January 1916 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 25 September 1975 New Jersey, United States
. . . . . . + Nicoletti, John Joseph b: 28 April 1911 New York City, New York, United States d: 14 February 1991 Paterson City, Passaic, New Jersey, United States m: 24 September 1934 New York City, New York, United States Father: Nicoletti, Domenico Mother: Devito, Antonia (Antoinetta)
. . . . . . 7 Nicoletti, Dominic M b: 4 December 1935 New Jersey, United States d: 24 January 1974 Hillsborough, Florida, United States
. . . . . . 7 Nicoletti, Antoinette b: ~ 1939 New Jersey, United States
. . . . . . . + Dudek, Michael J m: July 1973 Clifton, Passaic, New Jersey, United States
. . . . . . 7 Nicoletti, Maria Theresa
. . . . . . . + Barilla, Anthony b: ~ 1938 New Jersey, United States m: March 1964 Lyndhurst, Bergen, New Jersey, United States Father: Barilla, Francesco A Mother: Fernicola, Caterina R
. . . . . . . 8 Barilla, [FEMALE]*
. . . . . . 8 Barilla, [FEMALE]
. . . . . 6 D’Arelli, Giovanni b: 10 December 1918 Potenza, Italy d: 17 March 2000 Pequannock, Morris, New Jersey, United States
. . . . . . + Rose b: ~ 1920 New York, United States m: 15 December 1937 West New York, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
. . . . . . 7 D’Arelli, Joseph b: 17 October 1938 New York, New York, United States
. . . . . . 7 D’Arelli, Theresa M
. . . . . . . + Fitschen, Henry C b: 19 April 1942 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States d: 24 September 2016 New Jersey, United States m: July 1965 North Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
. . . . . . . 8 Fitschen, [FEMALE]
. . . . . . . 8 Fitschen, [MALE]
. . . . . . . 8 Fitschen, [FEMALE]
. . . . 5 D’Arelli, Francesco b: 22 February 1894 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . 5 D’Arelli, Michele b: 16 May 1896 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 2 March 1928 Manhattan, New York, United States
. . . . . + Brascia, Raffaela b: 15 March 1890 Bitonto, Bari, Puglia, Italy d: 27 March 1974 m: 26 February 1914 Manhattan, New York, United States Father: Brascia, Domenico Mother: De Palma, Maria Francesca
. . . . 5 D’Arelli, Tommaso b: 27 October 1898 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . 5 D’Arelli, Lucia b: 25 July 1901 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . 5 D’Arelli, Vincenzo b: 19 April 1904 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 8 July 1905 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . 5 D’Arelli, Ciro Salvatore b: 28 July 1906 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . . + Cicchelli, Teresa m: 9 October 1923 Italy Father: Cicchelli, Francesco
. . . . . + m: Uruguay
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Maria Isabella b: 6 October 1857 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . 4 Darelli, Maria Isabella b: January 1858 d: 9 June 1858 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Maria Isabella b: 26 June 1859 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . + Pricoli, Vincenzo b: ~ 1864 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy m: 18 November 1886 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Father: Pricoli, Donato Mother: Maurella, Clarice
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Maria Rosa b: 28 January 1863 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Maria Teresa b: 29 May 1865 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . 3 D’Arelli, Fortunato b: 3 June 1832 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . 3 D’Arelli, Tommaso b: ~ 1835 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy d: 21 April 1846 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . 3 D’Arelli, Alessandro b: ~ 1837 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . + Branco, Rosa Maria b: ~ 1828 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy m: 28 October 1855 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Father: Branco, Domenico Mother: Gugliotti, Maria Teresa
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Michele b: 13 August 1856 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
. . . . + Centurion, Dionisia Machado b: ~1859 Argentina m: 20 May 1890 Purificacion de Maria Santisima, Ayacucho, Buenos Aires, Argentina Father: Centurion, Jose Mother: Ferreira, Concepcion
. . . . 5 Darelli, Petrona Cenovia Elena b: 14 February 1877
. . . . 5 Darelli, Segunda Rosa b: ~1879
. . . . 5 Darelli, Miguel b: ~ 1881 Argentina d: 12 December 1923 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
. . . . . + Bryant, Florence Rosina b: ~ 1879 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d: ~1928 Father: Bryant, Henry Mother: Harvey, Florence
. . . . . 6 Darelli, Clifford
. . . . . 6 Darelli, Reginald Henry b: 17 February 1907 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d: October 1973 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . + Thomas, Elsie Theresa b: 13 January 1911 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d: October 1989 Bristol, Avon, England m: October 1930 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Father: Thomas, Alfred William Mother: Bryant, Maud Ellen
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, Enid Rosina b: January 1932 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d: 4 August 2011
. . . . . . . + Williams, Leonard A m: July 1953 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, Pamela J b: October 1934 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . . + Fullgrave, John A m: July 1959 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, Colin D C b: January 1941 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . 6 Darelli, Leonard Walter b: 13 December 1909 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d: October 1926 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . 6 Darelli, Edwin Michael b: 10 September 1911 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d: May 1999 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . + Britnell, Elizabeth b: 28 April 1914 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England d: April 1992 Bristol, Avon, England m: 22 December 1934 St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Father: Britnell, Arthur Benjamin Mother: Winterson, Elizabeth Jane Ware
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, Vivienne b: July 1935 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . . + Jacobson, Ralph m: January 1956 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, June R b: July 1945 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . . + Ogborne, Gerald H m: April 1966 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
. . . . . . 7 Darelli, Susan A b: July 1950 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
*2nd partner of Miguel Darelli:
. . . . . + Burchell, Emma May
. . . . . 6 Machado, Florence May d: ~ 1986 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
. . . . . . + Ebelhauser, Paul m: ~ 1938 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
. . . . . . 7 Ebelhauser, [MALE]
. . . . 5 Darelli, Rosa b: ~ 1883
. . . . 5 Darelli, Alvina b: ~ 1884 d: 23 January 1884 Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Maipu, Buenos Aires, Argentina
. . . . 5 Darelli, Francisco b: ~ 1887
. . . . 5 Darelli, Dolores b: ~ 1889
. . . 4 D’Arelli, Domenico b: 6 December 1860 Sant’Arcangelo, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy

* Names may be redacted to protect living persons.

[1] Cognomix. “Diffusione del cognome Darelli.” Accessed January 3, 2022. https://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-cognomi-italiani/DARELLI.

[2] Forebears. “D’Arelli Surname.” Accessed January 3, 2022. https://forebears.io/surnames/d%60arelli.

[3] 23andMe. “Paternal Haplogroup.” Accessed November 26, 2021. https://you.23andme.com/reports/paternal_haplogroup/.

[4] Cruciani, Fulvio et al. “Tracing Past Human Male Movements in Northern/Eastern Africa and Western Eurasia: New Clues from Y-Chromosomal Haplogroups E-M78 and J-M12.” Molecular Biology and Evolution 24, no. 6 (June 2007): 1300-1311. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msm049.