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The name Benigni means "benign," "friendly," or "harmless." The name therefore probably originated as a nickname for a man who displayed those characteristics.

Benigni Early Origins



The surname Benigni was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. 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.

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Benigni Spelling Variations


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Benigni Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Benigni, Benigno, Benignetti and others.

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Benigni Early History


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Benigni Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Benigni Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benigni Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Benigni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benigni (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benigni (post 1700)



  • Mark D. Benigni (b. 1972), American politician, Mayor of Meriden, Connecticut, 2001-08
  • Umberto Benigni (1862-1934), Italian Catholic priest and Church historian
  • Roberto Benigni (b. 1952), Italian Oscar-winning writer, director and actor
  • Mark D. Benigni (b. 1972), American politician, three-time Mayor of Meriden, Connecticut

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 14:58.

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