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Miqueli Surname History
"The Miqueletes" = (Before) Derogatory for civil guards were mercenary soldiers recruited by the councils of the Crown of Aragon in the seventeenth century as a reinforcement of the regular forces. Also called to the armed forces and provincial Northern Spain (Basque Country, Navarra) that were suppressed in the mid-nineteenth century.
Miquelet were irregular local troops in Catalonia who some say derived their name, it is said, from Miguel or Miquelot de Prats, a Catalan mercenary captain in the service of Cesare Borgia.
They enjoyed a certain prominence in the minor wars of Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries and in peace seem to have plundered travelers.
In the War of the Spanish Succession (q.v.) the Miquelets continued the struggle against the French claimant until long after the peace.
During the Peninsular War they were exceedingly successful in harassing the French invaders in the mountains of Catalonia. Sometimes they even attempted operations in large bodies, as in the operations round Gerona in 1808 and 1809.
They were maintained by several parishes, not by the central or the provincial governments, and they turned out for duty on the sound of the village alarm-bell (somaten) they are frequently called somatenes.
'Miquelot Prats' a military Catalan, seventeenth century, probably born in Prats de Lluçanès, was one of the chief body Miquelets. They were a band of mercenaries founded in 1640 during the War of the Reapers, which saw the Catalan revolt against the Spanish monarchy. The nickname of the auxiliary troops come from this name.
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Miqueli Family Tree
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- Miguel F Miqueli 1906 - 1987
- Michel Miqueli 1929 - 1987
- Mario Miqueli 1945 - 1984
- Fidel A Miqueli 1885 - 1937
- Michel A Miqueli 1929 - 1987
- Reinaldo Miqueli born 1912
- Lorenzo Miqueli