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Where did the Italian Benigni family come from? What is the Italian Benigni family crest and coat of arms? When did the Benigni family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Benigni family history?The name Benigni means "benign," "friendly," or "harmless." The name therefore probably originated as a nickname for a man who displayed those characteristics.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Benigni, Benigno, Benignetti and others.
First found in Sicily. The name was found early on in all parts of Italy, though it is especially common on the island of Sicily, where its most common form has always been Benigno. This form of the name is also common elsewhere in the southern part of mainland Italy, whereas the variations which end in "i" are more common in the north. The name means "benign," "friendly," or "harmless." The name therefore probably originated as a nickname for a man who displayed those characteristics.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benigni research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Benigni History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Benigni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ruggiero Ernesto Benigno, who arrived in New York in 1913 on board the S.S. Italia.
The Benigni Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benigni Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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