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The surname Delano was first found in Brescia (Latin: Brixia) in Lomardy, capital of the province of Brescia. The Pizza del Museois the main feature of the town and marks the site of the Forum. Vespasian erected the Capitoleum in 73 A.D. It contains the famous bronze statue of Vistory. The convent of S.Salvatore is also notable, founded by Desiderius, King of Lombardy. 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lana, Lano, Lani, Lanni, Lanata, Lanaro, Lanario, Lane, Lancca and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delano research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1653, 1597 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Delano History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delano Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Philip Delano, who landed in Massachusetts in 1621

Delano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Philippe Delano (de Lannoy), a 19 years old Pilgrim thought to be of Flemish descent, who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts on November 9, 1621, aboard the ship "Fortune" His descendents include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Robert Redford, and Alan B. Shepard
  • J. Delano, who arrived in Baltimore in 1820
  • M. Delano, who arrived in New Orleans in 1823

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  • Gerard Curtis Delano (b. 1890), American painter of the South West region
  • Amasa Delano (1763-1823), American sea captain, soldier in the American Revolution, who later wrote and published accounts of his experiences
  • Diane A Delano (b. 1957), American character actress
  • William Adams Delano (1874-1960), American architect
  • Jane Arminda Delano (1862-1919), American nurse, and founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service
  • Charles Delano (1820-1883), American politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
  • Columbus Delano (1809-1896), American lawyer and a statesman
  • Barzilla Delano (1755-1835), appointed by president George Washington, as the first light keeper in Maine


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  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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The Delano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delano 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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