Blondi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Blondi family
The surname Blondi 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 Blondi 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 Blondi family
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Blondi Spelling Variations
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 Blondi family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Flavio Biondo (Latin Flavius Blondus) (1392-1463), an Italian Renaissance humanist historian. He was one of the first historians to use a three-period division of history (Ancient, Medieval, Modern) and is known as one of the first archaeologists.
Giovanni del Biondo was a 14th-century Italian painter of the Gothic and early-Renaissance period. He was active in the period 1356-1399 and is mainly known for his panel paintings.
Sir Giovanni Francesco Biondi (1572-1644), was an Italian historian and romance writer, born in 1572 at Lesina, an island in the Gulf of Venice off Dalmatia. "Entering...
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Migration of the Blondi family
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.