Castiglioni History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Castiglioni 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. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Castiglioni family lived at or near a "castle."
Early Origins of the Castiglioni family
The surname Castiglioni was first found in the year 1070, when Pantaleone Castelli was responsible for the construction of the bronze doors for the church of San Paolo.
Early History of the Castiglioni family
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Castiglioni Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Castiglioni include Castelli, Castello, Castella, Castiello, Castiglio, Del Castello, Del Castiglio, Castelletti, Castelletto, Castelletta, Castellini, Castellino, Castellucci, Casteluccio, Castelluzzi, Castelluzzo, Castellotti, Castellotto, Castellone, Castiglione, Castiglioni, Castioni, Castellacci, Castellaccio, Castellazzi, Castellazzo, Castellani, Castellano, Castellana, Castellàn, Castellaneta, Castellari, Castellaro, Castellarini, Castellarìn, Castelfranco, Castelfranchi, Castelnovo, Castelnuovo, Castelnovi, Castelvecchio, Castelvecchi, Castelvetro and many more.
Early Notables of the Castiglioni family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Alberto Castellani was mayor of Cerea in 1210, 1211, and again in 1229; Pierozzo Castellani was a priest in 1390; Luca Castellano was a priest in 1420; Agostino Castelli of Brescia was a military engineer and a prominent architect in 1488; the Da Castello family, who were landowners in Novara during the 12th century; Ludovico Castellani was a famous sculptor in Ferrara in the 15th century; Castellano Castellani was a nobleman in Florence around this time; Salvi Castellucci was a famous...
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Castiglioni migration to the United States +
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Castiglioni or a variant listed above:
Castiglioni Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anto. Castiglioni, aged 17, who landed in America from Marcallo, in 1893
Castiglioni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carolina Castiglioni, aged 53, who immigrated to the United States from Marcello, in 1902
- Claudio Castiglioni, aged 36, who landed in America from Gardone, in 1906
- Angelo Castiglioni, aged 19, who settled in America from Lucca, in 1906
- Angelo Castiglioni, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Valentano, Italy, in 1910
- Emilia Castiglioni, aged 35, who landed in America from Strongoli, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Castiglioni (post 1700) +
- Ernest Castiglioni, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1938 
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