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Early Origins of the Della penna family

The surname Della penna was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor. The Pinelli-Walckenaer Atlas dated 1384 was in the possession of the Pinelli family of Venice for many years, until it was purchased in 1790 by the Baron Charles Athanase Walckenaer of Paris.

Early History of the Della penna family

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Della penna Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pineiro, Pini, Pinelli, Pinello, Pinesso, Pinato, Pinna, Penna, Penniello, Pennarola, Pennino, Pani, Panello and many more.

Early Notables of the Della penna family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • Francesco Orazio Olivieri della Penna (1680-1745), a Capuchin missionary to Tibet who became prefect of the Tibetan Mission...

Migration of the Della penna family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Pinato, who arrived in Maryland in 1669; Charles Poni, who arrived in New York in 1806; Jacob Pini, who settled in San Francisco in 1849; Santiago Pini, who came to San Francisco in 1851.

Contemporary Notables of the name Della penna (post 1700) +

  • Claudio Della Penna (b. 1989), Italian football striker on Facebook