A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Giannone. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany
. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal
System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Giannone came from a popular variation of the well-known personal name
Giovanni, or John.
Early Origins of the Giannone family
The surname Giannone was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), with Lapo Gianni in 1270. Gianni was a lyric poet and a friend of famous authors Dante and Cavalcanti.
Early History of the Giannone family
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Giannone 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 Giannone include Gianni, Giani, Ianni, Ianne, Ianno, Giannelli, Gianelli, Giannillo, Gianniello, Giannella, Gianella, Giannarelli, Giannetti, Gianetti, Gianettini, Giannetto, Gianetto, Giannitto, Giannini, Gianini, Giannino, Gianino, Iannetti, Ianetti, Iannitti, Iannacco and many more.
Early Notables of the Giannone family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Lapo Gianni (died after 1328) an Italian poet who lived in Florence, eleven ballads and six songs of his remain; Donato Giannotti, a political writer and historian in Florence around 1500; Giugio Pippi di Giannuzzi, a painter and architect who assisted Raphael. When Raphael... Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giannone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Giannone family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Giannone
Giannone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonina Giannone, aged 46, who landed in America from Burgio, in 1898
Giannone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna Giannone, aged 9, who settled in America from Villabate, in 1900
- Antonio Giannone, aged 23, who landed in America from Genoa, in 1905
- Anna Giannone, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Rosciano, Teramo, in 1910
- Angela Giannone, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Montella, Italy, in 1910
- Angelo Giannone, aged 24, who landed in America from Modica, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Giannone (post 1700)
- Salvatore Giannone (b. 1936), Italian gold medalist sprinter at the 1959 Summer Universiade
- Luca Giannone (b. 1989), Italian footballer who has played professionally since 2009
- Karin Giannone (b. 1974), South African-born, British main presenter of the weekend daytime coverage on BBC World News
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