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Early Origins of the Donia family
The surname Donia 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 Donia family
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Donia 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 Donia family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Donia family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Donia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Klaas Aukes Donia, who settled in America in 1867