Giovanna Bongiovi

Brief Life History of Giovanna

When Giovanna Bongiovi was born in 1835, in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy, her father, Stefano Bongiovi, was 34 and her mother, Vincenza Scarpulla, was 20. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Francesco Marciante.

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Family Time Line

Francesco Marciante
1831–
Giovanna Bongiovi
1835–
Giovanni Marciante
1853–
Ignazia Marciante
1854–1855
Ignazia Marciante
1856–1856
Ignazia Marciante
1858–1860
Giovanni Marciante
1861–

Sources (12)

  • Giovanni Bongiovi, “Italia, Morti e Sepolture, 1809-1900”
  • Giovanna Bongiovi en el registro de Giovanni Marciante, "Italia Nacimientos y bautismos, 1806-1900"
  • Giovanna Bongiovi en el registro de Giovanni Marciante, "Italia Nacimientos y bautismos, 1806-1900"

World Events (4)

1849

Austria regains control of most of Italy.

1860

Northern Italy was joined to the Kingdom of Sardinia.

1929

Lateran Treaty creates state of Vatican City.

Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily; Bongiovì): nickname from belgioìno, belgiuì ‘kind of balsam’ (from the Arabic lubān ǧāwī ‘Java's incense’), probably a metonymic occupational name for a chemist, with substitution of bel(lo) ‘beatiful’ with b(u)on(o) ‘good’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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