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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.
Miqueli Family Tree
Here are a few of the Miqueli genealogies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Miquelis
- Hector A Miqueli 1984 - 2009
- N Miqueli 1939 - 1990
- Candida Miqueli 1912 - 1999
- Reinaldo Miqueli 1912 - 1994
- Everardo Miqueli 1896 - 1987
- Angela Miqueli 1907 - 1988
- Roland Miqueli 1918 - 1995
- Donato Miqueli 1878 - 1963
- Germinal Miqueli 1923 - 2010
- Frank Miqueli 1907 - 1985
Famous People named MiqueliFrancisco Miqueli arrived on Ellis Island enroute to Havana Cuba in 1909 at age 25, Pedro Miqueli arrived on Ellis Island enroute to Havana Cuba in 1920 at age 27, Ramiro Miqueli US Army Vietnam War, Violeta Miqueli Author "Women in Myth and History", Alfredo Miqueli real name of Lorenzo Brieba Commander of S.P.E.C.T.E.R.
Miqueli Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
Miqueli Meaning & Etymology
Miqueli Life Expectancy
According to our database of 20 people with the last name Miqueli that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the oldest members of the Miqueli family on AncientFaces.
These are the longest-lived members of the Miqueli family on AncientFaces.
- Estela Miqueli lived 90 years
- Miguel F Miqueli lived 81 years
- Candida Miqueli lived 87 years
- Reinaldo Miqueli lived 82 years
- Everardo Miqueli lived 91 years
- Angela Miqueli lived 81 years
- Roland Miqueli lived 77 years
- Donato Miqueli lived 85 years
- Germinal Miqueli lived 87 years
- Frank Miqueli lived 78 years
Most Common Miqueli First Names
According to our database of 22 people with the last name Miqueli that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:
- Reinaldo 9.1%
- Michel 9.1%
- Hector 9.1%
- Estela 4.5%
- Karim 4.5%
- Miguel 4.5%
- Mario 4.5%
- Lorenzo 4.5%
- Fidel 4.5%
- Orestes 4.5%
- Frank 4.5%
- Everardo 4.5%
- Candida 4.5%
- N 4.5%
- Angela 4.5%
- Roland 4.5%
- Germinal 4.5%
- Donato 4.5%
- Roy 4.5%
Miqueli Pronunciation & Spelling Variations