, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with
in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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 was in itself a family honor. The Giglio family originated in Pellicciari but little is known of their early history. They became seated in Ferrara in 1184 during the Norman occupation.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those who arrived along the east coast of North America.