Diana History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Diana family

The surname Diana was first found in Venice (Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance and late Renaissance. 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. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. 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.

Important Dates for the Diana family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diana research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1575 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Diana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Diana Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Natali, Dinatali, Di Natile, Natale, Nadali, Nataletti, Nadalet, Natalini, Nadalini, Nadalin, Natalucci, Nataloni, Natalizi, Natalizio, Natalut, Nadalutti, Nadini, Nadin, Naletto, Di Nadin, Di Naletto, Dianatale and many more.

Early Notables of the Diana family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Diana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Diana migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Diana, who landed in Mississippi in 1895 [1]
Diana Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alepandrs Diana, aged 30, who immigrated to America from Agrome, Italy, in 1909
  • Alfredo Diana, aged 17, who settled in America from Caiazza, Italy, in 1909
  • Adele Diana, aged 19, who arrived in America from Masserano, Italy, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Diana (post 1700)

  • Pietro Diana, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven; Elected 1930 [2]
  • Aimo Stefano Diana (b. 1978), Italian footballer
  • Antonino Diana (1586-1663), Catholic moral theologian
  • Ms. Jill Diana Todd B.E.M.,, British recipient of the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to the community in Tower Hamlets, London
  • Mrs. Shirley Diana Potts B.E.M.,, British recipient of the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to the community in South Gloucestershire
  • Lady Victoria Diana Leatham M.B.E., (b. 1947), née Cecil, British Antiques Expert and Television personality, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the community in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire [3]
  • Ms. Lucy Diana Kirkpatrick M.B.E.,, British Acting Major for Royal Regiment of Artillery, recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018 [4]
  • Lady Victoria Diana Leatham (b. 1947), née Cecil, an English antiques expert and television personality
  • Dame Enid Diana Rigg DBE (b. 1938), English actress, best known for her portrayal of Emma Peel in The Avengers
  • Jacqueline Diana Rice, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1970 [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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