Apolloni Surname History

The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but was not widespread until the modern era. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The surname Apolloni was derived from the Latin name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of the Greek masculine name "Apollonios," of the same root as the name of the sun god "Apollo." Versions of this name became extremely popular during the Middle Ages in devotion to St. Apollonia, a 3rd century saint and martyr.

Early Origins of the Apolloni family

The surname Apolloni was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where they held land and estates from early on. 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.

Important Dates for the Apolloni family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apolloni research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1313, 1278, 1557, 1584, 1654, 1630 and 1631 are included under the topic Early Apolloni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Apolloni Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Apollonio, Apolloni, Apolloni, Apollonia, Apollonius, Polonio, Polloni, Polonio, Poloni, Polonia, Plon, Poloniato, Pollini and many more.

Early Notables of the Apolloni family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giovan-Matteo Appolloni, the mayor of Montefalco in 1557; Giacomo Apollonio (1584-1654), an Italian painter of the late- Renaissance and early-Baroque periods; Paolo Appolloni who was Governor of...
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Apolloni migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Apolloni Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolfo Apolloni, born in Rome in 1855 who was an engineer and artist, arrived in the United States in 1879 and taught sculpture in Boston

Contemporary Notables of the name Apolloni (post 1700)

  • Giuseppe Apolloni (b. 1822), Italian composer and pianist in Vicenza
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