Early Origins of the Gentilani family
The surname Gentilani was first found in Calabria and Sicily
. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. The base of the name Gentile, was derived from an original nickname
or appellation consists of gentle, and "noble and courteous in the way we feel and behave."
Early History of the Gentilani family
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Gentilani Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gentile, Gentili, Gentil, Gentilucci, Gentileschi, Gentilini and many more.
Early Notables of the Gentilani family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gentilani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gentilani family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Achille Gentile, aged 19, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Campotant, Italy, in 1912; Agostino Gentile, aged 4, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1896; Agostino Gentile, aged 19, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Campobello, Sicily
, in 1910.