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The Italian surname Cedeno derives from the word "savio," meaning "wise," or "learned;" thus it was likely originally a nickname for a wise or knowledgeable man.
The surname Cedeno was first found in Venice, a city and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. An early record of this name shows that Ziliolo de Savina held the post of ducal secretary in Venice, in 1289. Another record shows the noble Savini di Siena family is on record holding lands in Sienna as early as 1355. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Savio, Savi, Savioli, Saviotti, Saviozzi, Savoldi, Savoldini, Savonarola and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cedeno research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1862, 1796, 1639 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Cedeno History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cedeno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Chally Savini, who settled in Philadelphia in 1816; Peter Savio, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1856 and 1904; Carmenussio Savino, who came to New York sometime between 1884 and 1905.
The Cedeno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cedeno 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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