Armanini Surname History

The distinguished surname Armanini originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Armanini came from the given name Armani. The personal name Armani is derived from the Germanic name Harman, which itself is derived from the Germanic words "hari" and "mann," which means "man of force."

Early Origins of the Armanini family

The surname Armanini was first found in the city of Perugia in the 10th century, where members of the Armano family were counts and landowners.

Important Dates for the Armanini family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armanini research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1613, 1669 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Armanini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Armanini Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arman, Armani, Armanini, Armanni, Armanno, Armano, D'Arman, Armannino, Armannini, Armanino, Erman, Ermani, Ermanis, Ermanni, Ermanno and many more.

Early Notables of the Armanini family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Pier Martire Armani (1613-1669), Italian painter from Reggio during the Baroque period; Vincenza Armani, who lived in Venice during the 16th century descended from a...
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Migration of the Armanini family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Arman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834; Giovanni Armano, age 23, who arrived in America on April 2, 1881, aboard the "Ville De Marseille".

Contemporary Notables of the name Armanini (post 1700)

  • Pietro Armanini (1844-1895), Italian mandolin virtuoso
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