The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but was not widespread until the modern era. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The surname Pollini was derived from the Latin name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of the Greek masculine name "Apollonios," of the same root as the name of the sun god "Apollo." Versions of this name became extremely popular during the Middle Ages in devotion to St. Apollonia, a 3rd century saint and martyr.
Early Origins of the Pollini family
The surname Pollini was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where they held land and estates from early on. 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 Pollini family
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Pollini Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Apollonio, Apolloni, Apolloni, Apollonia, Apollonius, Polonio, Polloni, Polonio, Poloni, Polonia, Plon, Poloniato, Pollini and many more.
Early Notables of the Pollini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovan-Matteo Appolloni, the mayor of Montefalco in 1557; Giacomo Apollonio (1584-1654), an Italian painter of the late- Renaissance
and early-Baroque periods; Paolo Appolloni who was Governor of... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pollini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pollini family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pollini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Emilia Pollini, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Lucca, in 1903
- Eurichetta Pollini, aged 24, who landed in America from Gentano Posenta, Italy, in 1909
- Celeste Pollini, aged 36, who landed in America from Menconico, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Pollini, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Atri, Italy, in 1912
- Giuseppe Pollini, aged 26, who settled in America from Gatteo, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pollini (post 1700)
- Gino Pollini (1903-1991), Italian architect
- Maurizio Pollini (b. 1942), Italian classical pianist