The surname Ghilotti was first found in Alessandria the capital of the province of the same name on the River Tanaro. It was founded in 1168. It was besieged by Barbarossa for six months without success. The citadel, on the left bank of the Tanaro is the principal buildings. It is famous for the manufacture of felt hats. 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.
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of this family name include: Ghilini, Ghilmini, Ghiglino, Ghilinello, Ghinetti, Ghinassi, Ghinazzi and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adolfo Ghiloni, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Barga, Italy, in 1913; Alfredo Ghiloni, aged 17, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Filecchio, Italy, in 1911.