Early Origins of the Giglione family
The surname Giglione was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna
, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice
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.
Early History of the Giglione family
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Giglione Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local
spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Giglione. These spelling variations
include Giglio, Gigli, Giglioli, Giglioni, Gigliotti and others.
Early Notables of the Giglione family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giglione family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Giglione: those who arrived along the east coast of North America.
Contemporary Notables of the name Giglione (post 1700)
- Carmela Giglione, French biologist at the Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule