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Where did the Italian Blunno family come from? What is the Italian Blunno family crest and coat of arms? When did the Blunno family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Blunno 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 Blunno 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 Blunno research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1393 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Blunno History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Blunno 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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The Blunno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blunno 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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