Show ContentsBaròni History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Baròni family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Baròni is a name for a courageous or brave person having derived from the Latin word "barus."

Early Origins of the Baròni family

The surname Baròni was first found in the town of Baroncello, just outside the historic city of Florence. Earliest records tell of the family Baroncelli, who owned a castle in Baroncello, and moved to Florence in the 11th century. 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.

Early History of the Baròni family

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Baròni Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Baròni include Barone, Baronio, Varone, Varoni, Varuni, Varone, Baroncelli, Baronchelli, Baroncini, Barelli, Barello, Barel, Barella, Barellini, Barettin, Baruzzi, Baret, Barettini, Barucci, Baruzzo, Barusso, Barocci, Baronti, Barontini, Baroni and many more.

Early Notables of the Baròni family

Prominent among members of the family was Buonricovero di Folco di Bene Baroncelli, who was a priest in Florence in 1287; Deodato Baronci, one of 16 priests of the Baronci family in Florence in the 13th and 14th centuries; as well as Galeotto Baronci, an important member of the community in the 14th century. Gabriello Barone of Lecce was a great soldier who conquered the provinces of Bari and Lecce for the Venetian people. With his army of 800, he then took Ostuni, Brindisi, Mesagne, and Lecce...
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Baròni Ranking

In France, the name Baròni is the 6,673rd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]

United States Baròni migration to the United States +

In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Baròni were found:

Baròni Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonie Baroni, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1892
Baròni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Baroni, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Civita Castellano, Italy, in 1907
  • Anglulino Baroni, aged 17, who landed in America from Camcenio, Italy, in 1907
  • Alfredo Baroni, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Garfagnana, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Baroni, aged 20, who landed in America from Castellano, Italy, in 1910
  • Agostnio Baroni, aged 18, who settled in America from Ceraino, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Baròni (post 1700) +

  • Phil Baroni (b. 1976), American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Monsignor Geno Baroni (b. 1930), American Roman Catholic priest and social activist
  • William E. "Bill" Baroni Jr. (b. 1971), American Republican Party politician
  • Nicholas J. Baroni, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Kenner, Louisiana, 2006 [2]
  • Bill Baroni, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 [2]
  • Leonora Baroni (1611-1670), Italian singer, musician, and composer
  • Giuseppe Baroni (b. 1720), Italian engraver
  • Alex Baroni (1966-2002), Italian soul and pop rock singer
  • Juliana Baroni (b. 1978), Brazilian actress
  • Cristian Mark Junio Nascimento Oliveira Baroni (b. 1983), Brazilian footballer

  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook