Early Origins of the Ghilani family
The surname Ghilani was first found in Alessandria the capital of the province of the same name on the River Tanaro. It was founded in 1168. It was besieged by Barbarossa for six months without success. The citadel, on the left bank of the Tanaro is the principal buildings. It is famous for the manufacture of felt hats. 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 Ghilani family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ghilani research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1342 and 1402 are included under the topic Early Ghilani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ghilani Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ghilini, Ghilmini, Ghiglino, Ghilinello, Ghinetti, Ghinassi, Ghinazzi and many more.
Early Notables of the Ghilani family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Ghilani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ghilani family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adolfo Ghiloni, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Barga, Italy, in 1913; Alfredo Ghiloni, aged 17, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Filecchio, Italy, in 1911.