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Early Origins of the Danna family

The surname Danna was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Danna family

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Danna Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Danna, Dainese, Danese, Dainesi, Danise, Danisi, Danais, Dania, Dana, D'Ance, Dance, Daneuise, Danes and many more.

Early Notables of the Danna family (pre 1700)

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Danna Ranking

In the United States, the name Danna is the 10,644th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Danna migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Danna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G Danna, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Charles Danna, who arrived in Harris Co, TX in 1894
Danna Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louis Danna, who settled in Dallas Co, TX in 1913
  • Giovanni Danna, who settled in Arkansas in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Danna (post 1700) +

  • Michael D'Anna (b. 1972), American horror film director
  • Jeff Danna, American soundtrack artist
  • Vito D'Anna (1718-1769), Italian painter, one of the most important artists of Sicily
  • Emanuele D'Anna (b. 1982), Italian footballer
  • Lorenzo D'Anna (b. 1972), Italian footballer
  • Claude d'Anna (b. 1945), French film director and screenwriter
  • Danna Paola Rivera Munguía (b. 1995), better known as Danna Paola, a Mexican singer, actress, model, fashion designer and recording artist

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook