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Early Origins of the Aliani family
The surname Aliani was first found in the areas around Ali Superiore and Ali Terme, both places in Sicily. The name Aliani originated from the names of these two places. Most likely, it was given to someone who had lived in one of those places, but then moved elsewhere, where he took the name to identify himself by his place of origin. Though the name is much more common in Sicily than elsewhere, it has spread to mainland Italy over the ages. Other spelling variations of Ali which end in "i" are mostly from the north, whereas those that end in "o" come from the south.
Important Dates for the Aliani family
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Aliani Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ali, Aliotto, Aliotti, Aliotta and others.
Early Notables of the Aliani family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Enrico Alfieri (b. 1387), a general minister of the Francescan order in the early 15th century; Bonaventura Aliotti, O.F.M...
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Migration of the Aliani family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the $ family name, who settled along the east coast of North America in the late 19th century.