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Early Origins of the Fano family

The surname Fano was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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.

Early History of the Fano family

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Fano Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fantino, Fantato, Fano, Fanti, Fantoni, Fani, Fantacci, Fantazzi, Fantazzini and many more.

Early Notables of the Fano family (pre 1700)

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United States Fano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miguel De Fano, who landed in Peru in 1892 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fano (post 1700) +

  • Roberto Mario "Robert" Fano (1917-2016), Italian-born, American computer scientist and professor, known for co-inventing Shannon-Fano coding and deriving the Fano inequality

  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