Backliani History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Backliani originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. The surname Backliani is a common occupational name for a public official, the "balivio", which means bailiff.
Early Origins of the Backliani family
The surname Backliani was first found in Perugia (Latin: Perusia), the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the Tiber River, capital of the province of Perugia. Perugia took part in a rebellion in 295 B.C. and was reduced with the exceptions of the temples Vulcan and Juno. In the 9th century A.D the city was a papal territory but remained true to the Guelphs. The earliest record of the family Backliani is of Ludovico Baglioni, who was the Imperial Vicar for the leader Barbarossa in 1181. Other early records of the name include Socco Baglione, a valiant soldier in Perugia around 1260; Giovanni Andrea Baglione and Troilo Baglione were Bishops of Perugia, Gentile Baglione and Ercole Baglione both Bishops of Orvieto; Angelo Baglione was Bishop of Macerata.
Early History of the Backliani family
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Backliani Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bagliani, Baglione, Baglioni, Bagliotti, Bagnolo, Bagnoli, Bagoli, Bagolini, Bagglioni, Baggliani, Backliani, Bacliani and many more.
Early Notables of the Backliani family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Baglioni, an important monk in Perugia in 1320; as well as Becello Baglioni, who was on the government council in Perugia in 1320; Angelo Baglioni was an ecclesiastic and the Archpriest of Perugia in 1389; Andrea Giovanni Baglioni was a lawyer and Bishop of Perugia in 1420; Bartolomeo Baglioni was a prominent artist in Florence around 1500. His works include the chorus of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Astorre Baglioni was a soldier in Florence around 1500; Giovanni Baglione, born in 1573, was a painter in Rome. His frescoes stand today in the Vatican...
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Migration of the Backliani family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ivo Baglini, and Varese Baglini, who were both naturalized in Washington sometime between 1859 and 1920; and Leonardo Bagnoli, who arrived in New York in 1898..
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