Early Origins of the Barilla family
The surname Barilla was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily
. 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.
Early History of the Barilla family
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Barilla Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Barillas, Barilla, Barilli, Barile, Barrile, Barillaro, Barrilero, Barilas, Barils and many more.
Early Notables of the Barilla family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barilla family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Baril, who settled in Canada sometime between 1700 and 1799; Muel Baril, who settled in Louisiana in 1720; Luis. Barrile, who arrived in New Orleans in 1847.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barilla (post 1700)
- Paolo Barilla (b. 1961), Italian former Formula One driver from Milan
- Antonino Barillà (b. 1988), Italian footballer
- Enza Barilla (b. 1991), Australian footballer