The surname Galvani was first found in northern Italy, particularily in the Emilia-Romagna region. The name Galvani originated from the first name "Gavin," which may be derived from the Old Welsh words "gwalch" or "gwyn," meaning "hawk" or "white."
Important Dates for the Galvani family
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Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Galvani, who was professor of canon law in the University of Bologna in 1754. Also worth mentioning are Camillo Galvani, son of... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galvani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Galvani family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the $ surname, who settled along the east coast of North America in the late 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Galvani (post 1700)
Alison P. Galvani (b. 1977), American epidemiologist, tenured faculty member at the Yale School of Public Health
Kathleen M. Galvani, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 
Romano Galvani (b. 1962), retired Italian professional footballer
Lucia Galeazzi Galvani (1743-1788), Italian scientist
Graziella Galvani (b. 1931), Italian stage, television and film actress
Dino Galvani (1890-1960), early Italian actor who was active from 1922 to 1960
Stefano Galvani (b. 1977), Italian professional tennis player from San Marino
Luigi Aloisio Galvani (1737-1798), Italian physician, physicist, biologist and philosopher, who discovered electrical currents in animals, a pioneer of bioelectromagnetics
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