THE FAMILY OF BARBACCIA comes from two Dynasties: one from the Norman Sicily of Altavilla (Hautville) and the order from the House of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor was an elective office, however, dynastic politics made it effectively hereditary, first with the Hohenstaufen.




Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (26 December 1194 – 13 December 1250), called "Stupor mundi", the "wonder of the world" was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages. Viewing himself as a direct successor to the Roman Emperors of Antiquity, he was King of the Romans from his papal coronation in 1220 until his death; he was also a claimant to the title of King of the Romans from 1212 and unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215. As such, he was King of Germany, of Italy, and of Burgundy. At the age of three he was crowned King of Sicily Constance, the daughter of Roger II of Sicily. His other royal title was King of Jerusalem by virtue of marriage and his connection with the Sixth Crusade. as a co-ruler with his mother

Bohemond of Hauteville (1050ca.-1111), son of Robert Guiscard, Duke of Normandy, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily (recognized as such by Pope Nicholas II in the Council of Melfi 1059), and of Alberada Buonalbergo, that after conquering Antioch becomes the name of Prince Bohemond I, thus giving rise to this branch of Hauteville. By CONSTANCE of Antioch, daughter of Bohemond II (1109-1131) and Alice of Jerusalem, the nephew of Bohemond I and Constance of France, regent of the principality from 1130 until his death, married Raymond of Poitiers, the dynasty continues with Bohemond III (1144-1201), who married firstly Orgigliosa of Harenc generates Bohemond IV, Count of Tripoli. The marriage of the latter with Plaissance de Gibellet it comes to Mary (aka Mathilde) of Antioch, who married Frederick II of Swabia, becoming his fourth wife (Bartholomew and R. Neocastro Pirro).

The history of Antioch family begins with Federico (Frederick)  of Antioch d'Hauteville von Shwaben Hohenstaufen  son of the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia and therefore a descendant of Frederick I Barbarossa. Born in Palestine in 1228, to Maria Matilde (or Beatrice) of the House of the princes Bohemond III of Antioch of Altavilla (Hautville) and Constance, daughter of Philip I, King of France. The House of Antioch has origin Italo-German-French. Bohemond of Altavilla, son of Robert Guisgardo. Bohemond conquered Antioch in the first crusade on June 3, 1098, of which he was appointed prince. Federico of Antioch married the noble roman Margherita Poli, daughter of Giovanni of Poly Romano; therefore Margherita was nephew of Pope Innocent III.

From the marriage with Margherita di Poli Romano is born another Federico (House of Bartolomeo, / of San Bartolomero/ of Bartholomeo of Sicily, Messina Branch) whose descendants were called “Barbaccia” (Auria, Vicenzo).The reason for the change of name is assumed to be due to a marriage with a descendant of the family of French Barbazan. The House of  "Di Bartolomeo of Antioch, Royal Soldier" (from "The Blazon In Sicily" of Palizzolo Gravina, 1871/75), branch of Messina, adopted the surname or Barbacia Barbazza (Latin Barbatius-Barbatia-Mongitore and Fantuzzi, also Barbazio/Barbatio/Barbotius) in the sixteenth century in Bologna with Andrea I di Bartolomeo, said Barbazza (blood relative of King Peter of Aragon), a graduate a graduate and jurist, called by contemporaries "the Prince and Monarch of the Law", who taught civil and canon law at the Universities of Bologna and Ferrara, he was Adviser (Consigliere)  of the Kings of Aragon of Sicily: "The sovereigns of his age filled him with honors and held him in high regard, having been created by Pope Nicholas V Knight of the Golden Spur and King Giovanni of Aragon in 1466, his family and counselor. Submitted to the Council of Basilea under Eugene IV. From him that was spread the noble family Barbazza among the first senator of Bologna "(Biography of Illustrious Men of Sicily, G.E. Ortolani); He was the honorary citizenship of the city of Bologna and Messina, powerful orator spoke often at the Sorbonne in Paris, in life received medals minted in his honor. He was buried in St. Petronio in Bologna, where a street and a  Palace in the center bears his name, numerous portraits and pictures of the time Mongitore refute the hypothesis advanced by the nickname "Barbazza" was derived from him wear a long beard.

The House Viscardi derives from the Norman medieval name Wiscard (Latin Viscardus - the cunning) of Duke Robert Guiscard (d'Hauteville-le-Guichard), founder of the state of Norman Sicily. A cadet branch of Viscadri "Guiscard" settled in Palermo and Donna Maria Viscardi (grandson of Roger II, King of Sicily) was born Santa ROSALIA Sinibaldi, Patroness of Palermo and a descendant of Charlemagne. From this follows the Sicilian branch of Don Giacomo Viscardi, who was married to Elizabeth Livaccari had the following sons:  Don Giuseppe, Donna Liboria, Donna Rachele, Don Francesco, Donna Paola, Donna, Antonia and Donna Maria. Donna Paola Viscardi married Prince Francesco Barbaccia, grandparents of PAOLO FRANCESCO BARBACCIA Viscardi, the current representative of the family, originally from Palermo (Godrano) that for the last 50 years resides in Tuscany, in the city of Poggibonsi.

Some of the Viscardi and Barbaccia family emigrated to USA and Australia.

Coat of Arms: quartered with on top a crown of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire

1, Of Gold to three lions in red, loops and overlapping in pole (Hohenstaufen, Swabia)

2 ° in quartered in satire: in the first and fourth palate of gold and red (Aragon), in the second and third of silver to eagle black;

3 ° Of red to golden lilies scattered (Antioch) 4 ° in the blue band of square silver and red (Altavilla). On the whole: the red and green band of gold (Barbaccia).


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