Angioi is typical of the northern Sardinia of Alghero (SS) and of Irgoli and Ottana in the Nuoro area, Angioj is almost unique, Angioy, very very rare, although it is also present in the Nuoro and Sassari areas, it would seem more characteristic than Iglesias (CI), Angioni è specific to Cagliari and Cagliari, they should all derive from nicknames originated from the Sardinian word angioni (lamb), perhaps to indicate the job of shepherd, or, more probably, to indicate a discreet wealth of the family. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ANGIOI; Angioj; ANGIONI; ANGIOY: all four have the same meaning and the same origin: lamb and derives from the Latin agnus. Today it is a widespread surname, especially in the Angioni variant; it is rather rare in ancient papers, where it is present only in the variant Anione (Angioni), in which the Latin root "ang" of agnus (agn-ion), is confused with the Greek "amn" of αμνός (amnòs - lamb). In the Condaghe of Santa Maria di Bonarcado, * CSMB XI °, XIII ° sec. we find: Anione Gosantine, married to Furata Cambuli (167), in a division of servants. (sub. Ego prior Iohanni - of S. Maria di Bonarcado) - Partivi cun donnu Trodòri Cocco, arkipiscopu (canon of the church of Santa Maria di Oristano and archbishop of Arborea - 205, 206). Gosantine monks Anion serbu of Santa Maria de Bonarcadu with a Cambata Furata, an ankilla of Santa Maria de Aristanis. Fegerunt IIII (4) fiios. Santa Maria d'Aristanis levedi in Samaridanu (Anione) et ad Iorgi (Anione) et Santa Maria de Bonarcadu levedi in Ianni (Anione) et ad Iohanne (Anione). - (I married Gosantine Anione servant of Santa Maria di Bonarcado with Furata Cambuli, maid of Santa Maria of Oristano. Santa Maria di Oristano took Samaritan and Giorgio, and Santa Maria di Bonarcado took Gianni and Giovanni). Currently Angioi is present in 79 Italian Municipalities, of which 42 in Sardinia (north): Sassari 53, Irgoli 47, Alghero 33, Ottana 30, Cagliari 27, Nuoro 23, etc. Angioj, is present in 3 Sardinian Municipalities: Sassari 6, Quartu SE 3, Iglesias 3. Angioni is present in 175 Italian Municipalities, of which 62 in Sardinia (south): Quartu SE 361, Cagliari 195, Sestu 152, Maracalagonis 66, Teulada 65, Borore 50, Carbonia 47, Sassari 38, etc. Angioy is present in 23 Italian Municipalities, 10 of which in Sardinia: Iglesias 19, Sassari 6, Bolotana 5, Magomadas 4, Nuoro 3, etc. In the story we remember: Angioy Giommaria, judge of the Royal Audience. Alternos viceregio. One of the most important characters in the history of Sardinia. He was born in Bono on 21, 10 of 1751. Son of a noble landowner. He lived in the Savoy period. After his middle studies he followed university studies and graduated in Philosophy and Arts. He was fascinated by the reformist ideas of the Minister Giambattista Lorenzo Bogino. He moved to Cagliari and graduated in Law (utroque jure) in 1771. In 1773 he held the chair of Civil Institutions. Later he obtained the appointment as Judge of the Royal Audience. In 1794, following the expulsion of the Piedmontese viceroy, power passed into the hands of the Royal Audience. He was one of the leaders of the Sardinian patriotic movement. He worked with all his strength to bring down the feudal system in Sardinia. The return of the Savoys to Sardinia and the pressure exerted by the Sardinian feudal lords against the reformist spirit of the Angioy, were the beginning of the end of his independence and reformist dream. His petitions to Napoleon Bonaparte for the conquest of Sardinia ended in France and were useless. Sardinia no longer interested the emperor. He died an exile and fell into poverty in Paris in 1808.
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