APOLLONI is a name that has been in use from the time of the ancient Greeks and it probably derives from one of their gods, Apollo.   One Apolloni descendant has suggested that some variations of the surname may have derived from a Roman Emperor, especially in the areas of Rome and Vicenza where it is prevalent.  For centuries, nuns and priests have upheld the custom of naming orphans in honor of the saints.  An Appolonia descendant tells of his great-grandfather, who lived in an Italian orphanage, he was named after St. Appolonia.

Versions of the Apolloni name are mentioned in Greek, Roman, Jewish and Christian writings (one example:  the Holy Bible).   It is a name associated with famous and infamous people throughout time.

In the 20th century, the Apolloni name can be found in Italy, throughout Europe, the United States of America, Canada, in Central and in South America.  Appolonia is only one variation of the surname Apolloni.   During my research of past civil records and through recent contact with descendants, I have found several spelling variations; Apolonia, Apolonio, Apollonii, Appollonio, Appollino and Apollini.

Note:   Several languages (Italian, Greek, Spanish, French, etc.) are derived from old Latin and contain the words "di, de, da  ..........   li, le, lo" .
" di, de, da " =   from, of                 " li, le, la, lo " =   the
You will often find these words used in names.   At one time they were probably used to describe a person's parent, their personal traits or a place of origin.   Di Luca = son of Luke;
Di Appolonia = son of Appolonia, Di Abruzzi = from Abruzzi.  La Rocca = the rock.   The endings (masculine form= "o", feminine form= "a", no particular gender, plural= "i" ) have been interchanged throughout time depending on the scribe/clerk recording it.  Eventually, the words and the names may combine - the same way words become shortened (contracted) in the English language.   DiAppolonia, di Appolonia, D'Appolonia, Di Appolonia, Lo Appolonio, L'Appolonio are all forms of the same root name; Appolonia (Apolloni).  A different example is Della Rocca = of/from the rock.  Sometimes the prefix or suffix of a name is "lost" or "dropped" D'Apolonia may become Apolonia, D'Apoloni or D'Apolon .  Occasionally names are combined into single words and capitalization is no longer used within the name (Diappolonia, Dappolonia, Dellarocca, etc.).

Through interviews and civil records, I have found that many descendants
of the APOLLONI surname (including variations) migrated to:
Appolonia [Apolloni] Ascoli Piceno,
Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy
Atri and Montepagano,
Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
Appolonia [Apolloni] Atri and Montepagano,
Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
New York and Maryland, USA
Appolonia [Apolloni] Atri and Montepagano,
Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
_____, _____, Canada
Appolonia [Apolloni] Atri and Montepagano,
Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
_____, _____, England
Appolonia [Apolloni] Atri and Montepagano,
Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
_____, _____, South America
Appolonia  _______ , Italy Philadelphia, USA 
Apollonia  Veneto, Italy Venezuela, South America 
Appollino  Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy New York, USA
Apolloni Bari, Puglia(Apulia), Italy Lombardia, Italy.
Apolloni Torrete di Fano, Marche, Italy Ontario, Canada.

I welcome messages from all Apolloni [Appolonia] descendants around the world. - Cindy


Apolloni [Appolonia] Descendants Contact Form

(Please help me to reconstruct the Apolloni/Appolonia genealogy through this descendants information form [of Abruzzo /Marche regions].  Apolloni is such a widespread surname that I will limit this form to those Apolloni descendants who believe their families were from the Abruzzo and Marche regions of Italy.  This information is sent to me in an email format and is not displayed on the website.)
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1.) Please tell me about you and your Apolloni
family descendants branch (or other Apolloni surname variation).

What are the names of the eldest ancestors you can remember?
Please tell me the maiden names for the ladies- if you know them.
Where did/does your branch live?
[For more space please use the "comment" section.]

2.) (a.)  Do you have a web or a homepage? 
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(b.) May I link your web page or homepage to this Apolloni descendants page?

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(c.) If you answered YES, you will need to type in your homepage address (URL):
  Example:  http://www.yourpagename.html
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3.) Genealogy contacts:  Would you like to have your name and email address posted on this Apolloni descendants page, to help other Apolloni contact you?

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4.) Are you or another family member interested in corresponding about Apolloni genealogy?    Please, place their email address here:
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5.) Comments:

Thank you for helping me to learn more about Apolloni [Appolonia] descendants
all around the world.

Everyone who uses this descendants form should receive an answer from me. I will try to send my reply in a timely manner. If you wish, you may contact me, Cindy by email.

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