Patricia, Thank you very much for the history of my last name.Where did you find all of that information??Well let me tell you a little bit about myself.My name is Raquel Andrea Lomeli.My father's name is Felipe Lomeli Gonzalez. He was born in Las Animas, Zacatecas (ranch outside Nochistlan) in 1955.His father's name is Felipe Lomeli Huerta.He was also born in Las Animas, in 1922.His father's name was Sixto, and he was also born in Las Animas.Maricela, the one who posted a message not long ago is my first cousin. Her father, Guadalupe and my father are brothers.I had always heard that my last name was Italian, but I never thought much of it.I accidently came upon this website and was amazed at what I found.My father told me that he remembers that when he was a boy, some of the elder men referred to the Lomeli's as "Lomelin's".Maybe the last name was shortened sometime in the 1800's.I have also always heard that all the Lomeli's come from the Nochistlan, Zacatecas and Jalisco area from a common ancestor. Thank you, if anyone has anymore info. please post it!!!