Early Origins of the Bivona family
The surname Bivona 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 Bivona 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 Bivona family
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Bivona 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 Bivona family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bivona family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adelina Biondo, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Porto Empedocle, Sicily
, in 1915; Agata Biondo, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Cinisi, Sicily, in 1913.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bivona (post 1700)
- Gus Peter Bivona (1915-1996), American reed player who worked with Steve Allen and Benny Goodman