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Early Origins of the Donias family

The surname Donias 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 Donias family

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Donias 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 Donias family (pre 1700)

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United States Donias migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Donias Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hein Donias, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]

  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) on Facebook