Posted By:Besmir Branaj
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Subject:Re: info. on surname Gioni
Post Date:July 05, 2010 at 23:59:49
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Forum:Albania Genealogy Forum
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Gioni could also be a derivative of "Gjoni".. which means John in Albanian, and eventually is catholic origin. The letter j and i are sometimes interchanged in the Alb alphabet bc they sound partially similar.

Kostas, I recommend you increase your scholarly reading. You are lacking a bit behind in your research.
EX: the first "written" Albanian text (in latin alphabet) is no longer considered to be from 1555.