this is for all of you interested in the wonderful world of Mariani
roots of the Mariani name can be found in Umbria in the ancient city of Assisi, records are found in 1111, with the Mariani family of the highest nobilty in the city at this time
surnames occasionally differ in therms of their spelling for there are numerous variations such as Mariani, Mariano, Marianinni, Marianna, Marianelli, Marianini, Marianucci.
Records show that the early members of the family lived in Veneto, Umbria, and the cities of Lucca and Modena.
Prominent of the Mariani Lineage around the 15th century was Giacomo Mariani a Vicar in Assisi during the mid 15th century and mayor of Fuligno in 1436. Giambattista Mariani was mayor of Fabriano at this time; Ottaviano Mariani was a respected doctor in perugia with many published medical treatises.
other famous Mariani are Stefano Marianinni professor of physics at the university of Modena in the 19th century. Also at this time was Angelo Mariani of Ravenna a famous conductor and violinist.
During the 17th century few where the Mariani's that came to the new world. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a great increase in the number of Italians coming to the United States and Canada. Among these Italian settlers is a Marianna who arrived in New-Orleans, Louisianna in 1823; and cajeton Mariani, who settled in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, in 1854.
My great grandfather Giovanno Batista came to the U.S. but after he sustained an injury
The left for Canada and helped to build Saint-Joseph Oratory in Montreal before going back to Italy where he died. My father Salvatore Mariani came to Montreal Canada in the late '60 after some of his relatives came here and I was born here in Montreal.
My grandfather Tomassino Mariani is still living and he's still on the land that he grew up in Pontecorvo Frosinone Italy
So know you know a bit more on the roots of the Mariani