I' ve seen your message only more than a year ago but I'm very interested in everything about surname Violante. I live in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) and my grandmother died when my mother was a little baby. My mother, who is dead too, had never known her mother' relatives and told me that they were from Paraguay, here in South America. As your father is from Portugal, perhaps he has any idea about the root of Violante in my country. My grandmother was Joaquina Violante Correa, born in Brasil and died between 1920 and 1924.