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CILENTI | CILENTO | CILIENTO

Cilenti has a core of Foiano Di Val Fortore in Benevento and a strain in the area of Rodi Garganico and Vico Del Gargano (FG), Cilento, not very common, is typical of the coastal strip of Campania and Cosenza, Ciliento besides the Campanian stock has one in Basilicata and Foggia, derive either directly or through dialectal modifications from the name of the Campania region of the same name, the Cilento (seu Cilenti, de Cilento) descended from the Normans of Altavilla, Naples and Sicily. additions provided by Fabio Paolucci - from "The last names of Colle Sannita" The Cilenti Family of Foiano Valfortore in the province of Benevento boasts ancient and noble origins: it is a direct descendant of the royal Norman lineage of d'Hauteville, better known with the Italianized surname Altavilla. The Altavillas descended into Italy in 1035, when five sons of the forefather Tancredi decided to move from Normandy. In 1042 Guglielmo, known as "Braccio di Ferro", progenitor of the Cilenti of Foioano Valfoltore, conquered the territories of Melfi which then passed to Umfredo named Count of Puglia. His brothers were Robert Guiscard and Ruggero, the latter's father, of Roger II, king of Sicily., Grandfather of Frederick II of Swabia (because Costanza d'Altavilla, daughter of Roger II had married Henry VI of Swabia) . The aforementioned William was excommunicated by Pope Innocent, so he took refuge with his family in Roccadaspide in the province of Salerno: it was here that they were nicknamed "del Cilento". This branch of the Altavilla, related to the Aragonese, returned to the court of Naples during the royal power of Federico d'Aragona who in 1442 replaced the Angevins. But the hard struggles for power between the Angevins and the Aragonese came to light: it was in this way that in 1447 Giovanni the Rosso d'Altavilla, known as the Cilento, moved to Foiano Valfortore in 1447 to keep away from the political struggles that would inevitably overwhelm his family. A Foiano was born in 1469 Andrea, called Andreotto, founder of the Cilenti. Andrea's son, Giovannangelo Cilenti, with Pius V's Bolla Papale, was named Conte with the right to pass on the noble title "ad infinitum". Genealogy of the Cilento Branch related to the Meomartini of Colle Sannita: Andrea or Andreotto, Giovannangelo, Domenico, XXX, Antonio, Domenico, Pietro, Giovanni, Saverio (and Maria de Girolami), Pietro Antonio Giuseppe (and Chiara Martini), Luca (and Emanuela Girolami), Alfonso Pasquale Andrea Giuseppe (husband of Emilia Meomartini), Emanuele Luca, Aldo, Emanuele, Aldo. Branch related to the Barbieri di Colle Sannita: Andrea or Andreotto, Giovannangelo, Domenico, XXX, Antonio, Domenico, Pietro, Giovanni, Saverio (and Maria de Girolami), Pietro Antonio Giuseppe (and Chiara Martini), Giovannangelo (and Maria Giuseppa Ferrari ), Saverio (married to Teresa Barbieri was Don Pasquale and Donna Concezione Torsili Pignatelli, whose maternal ancestor Carolina Meomartini was cousin of Don Giuseppe Nicola, father of Donna Emilia Meomartini married to count Alfonso Pasquale Andrea Giuseppe Cilenti). The branch has become extinct.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/


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