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Where did the Italian Blundo family come from? What is the Italian Blundo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Blundo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Blundo family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Biondi, Bionda, Biundo, Biunno, Biunni, Blondi, Blundo, Blunno, Brundu, Biondelli, Biondellini, Biondetti, Bionducci, Biondillo, Blondelli, Blondetti, Blondet, Blundetto, Bondi, Bondy and many more.

First found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. In 238 B.C the Carthaginians revolted and Rome took over. Saracens occupied 720 A.D. 1164 found Frederick Barbarosa giving the island to Barisone. Pisans succeeded in the 13th. Arragons took over in 1403 and it remained a Spanish province until the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1848 complete political union with Piedmont and Italy was granted. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The name Blundo comes from the Italian word "biondo," which means "blond." The name therefore most likely originated as a nickname for someone with a very light beard or hair.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blundo research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1393 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Blundo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Blundo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adelina Biondo, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island from Porto Empedocle, Sicily, in 1915; Agata Biondo, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island from Cinisi, Sicily, in 1913.

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  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Blundo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blundo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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