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Subject: Corsica, Corte, Baron Mariani
Date: Friday, December 13, 2002
Antoine Dominique Mariani was made Baron by Jerome Bonaparte when he was King of Westphalia. That branch is extinct. There is a book "Les Barons Mariani" by J. Meurgey about it. The name Mariani is rather common in Corsica. Mine is supposely coming from "Mariano da Gaggio" who was one of the famous "capporali" that ruled norther corsica in the late middle-age. Some common first names in the family are Jean-Baptiste, Michel, Mariano, Hyacinthe and more recently Ernest, Louis, Pierre, Albert, Hugues, Ferdinand...