Early Origins of the Appiano family
The surname Appiano was first found in Pisa a town in Tuscany
, capital of the province of Pisa. Historically, Pisa in it's inter city war in 1003 with Lucca was forced into building its own navy. Then, under threat from the Saracens from Siciliy, it found itself the aggressor against Calabria, Sicily
and even in Africa. In 1062 their ships returned from Palermo laden with spoil. But with the Norman Conquest
they became less profitable. They continued considerable rivalry with Florence and Genoa. Gherardo Appiani (c.1370-May 1405) of Pisa, came to be the lord of Piombino from 1398. The Principality of Piombino was a city-state in Italy, which existed from 1398 to 1805. This family held the Lordship for Centuries. Among the Lords were Iacopo II, ruled 1404-1441; Caterina Appiani (1398-1451,) ruling, lady of Piombino from 1445; and Iacopo IV Appiani (1459-1510,) an Italian condottiero and lord of Piombino of the Appiani dynasty, captain of the Neapolitan Army (1479-1483).
Early History of the Appiano family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Appiano research.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1392, 1494, 1487, 1589, 1603, 1370, 1405, 1398, 1405, 1398, 1399, 1740, 1812, 1754 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Appiano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Appiano Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Appiani, Appiano, Appolloni, Apllonio, Polanio, Polloni, Polonio, Poloni, Polonia, Polon, Poloniato and many more.
Early Notables of the Appiano family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Gherardo Appiani (c.
1370-1405), lord of Piombino (1398-1405), lord of Pisa (1398-1399); the Appiani family, Lords and Princes of Piombin; Giuseppe Appiani... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Appiano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Appiano family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Girolamo Appiani, age 20, a sculptor, who arrived in America on Sept. 8, 1890; Giovanni Appiani, who arrived Ellis Island
, New York on Feb. 27, 1893, aboard the ".