Early Origins of the Biondo family
The surname Biondo was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. In 238 B.C the Carthaginians revolted and Rome took over. Saracens occupied 720 A.D. 1164 found Frederick Barbarosa giving the island to Barisone. Pisans succeeded in the 13th. Arragons took over in 1403 and it remained a Spanish province until the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1848 complete political union with Piedmont
and Italy was granted. 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. The name Biondo comes from the Italian word "biondo," which means "blond." The name therefore most likely originated as a nickname
for someone with a very light beard or hair.
Early History of the Biondo family
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Biondo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Biondi, Bionda, Biundo, Biunno, Biunni, Blondi, Blundo, Blunno, Brundu, Biondelli, Biondellini, Biondetti, Bionducci, Biondillo, Blondelli, Blondetti, Blondet, Blundetto, Bondi, Bondy and many more.
Early Notables of the Biondo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Sir Giovanni Francesco Biondi (1572-1644), Italian historian and romance writer, born in 1572 at Lesina, an island in the Gulf of Venice
off Dalmatia. "Entering the service of the Venetian republic, he was appointed secretary to Senator Soranzo, the Venetian ambassador at Paris; but he soon afterwards returned to Venice
, and at the suggestion of Sir Henry Wotton, the English ambassador there, came to England
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Migration of the Biondo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Biondo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agostino Biondo, aged 25, who landed in America from Terrasini, in 1901
- Alfonso Biondo, aged 19, who settled in America from Atena Lucano, Italy, in 1904
- Angelino Biondo, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1904
- Andrea Biondo, aged 16, who landed in America from Cefalu, in 1906
- Agata Biondo, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from Cinisi, Sicily, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Biondo (post 1700)
- Santa Biondo (1892-1989), American opera star
- George Michael Biondo (b. 1945), bass guitarist of the Canadian-American rock band, Steppenwolf from 1970 to 1976
- Peter Biondo (b. 1971), American drag racer, winner of 5 NHRA World Championships
- Joseph Biondo (1897-1973), New York mobster with the Gambino crime family
- Cayetano Biondo (1902-1986), Argentine film actor
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