Gavini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gavini family

The surname Gavini was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. 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 Gavini family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gavini research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1265, 1348, 1448, and 1626 are included under the topic Early Gavini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gavini Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gavi, Gavirati, Gavotti, Gavilgliani and others.

Early Notables of the Gavini family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gavini family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Gavi, aged 42, who arrived at Ellis Island from Torino, in 1902; Giuseppe Gavi, aged 16, who arrived at Ellis Island from Torino, in 1902; Maurirus Gavi, aged 32, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1919.


Contemporary Notables of the name Gavini (post 1700) +

  • Denis Gavini (1820-1916), French Bonapartist politician, Member of the National Legislative Assembly from 1849 to 1851 and the National Assembly from 1871 to 1876


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