Graziani History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Graziani family

The surname Graziani was first found in Perugia (Latin: Perusia), the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the Tiber River, capital of the province of Perugia. Perusia took part in a rebellion in 295 B.C. and was reduced with the exceptions of the temples Vulcan and Juno. In the 9th century A.D the city was a papal territory but remained true to the Guelphs. In the 15th century it was the center of the Baglioni family. It was visited by earthquakes in 1832,38 and 1854. It was united to Piedmont in 1860 under the Kingdom of Italy. The city is rich in churches, museums and galleries. 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 Graziani family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graziani research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1339, 1474, 1552, 1503, 1584, 1604, 1675, 1688 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Graziani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Graziani Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Graziani, Grazziani, Grazioli, Graziosi, Grazzini, Grazia, Grazotti, Graziussai, Grazziosi, Graziano and many more.

Early Notables of the Graziani family (pre 1700)

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United States Graziani migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Graziani Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Graziani, who applied for Naturalization in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Francisco Graziani, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Graziani (post 1700) +

  • Anthony Robert Graziani (b. 1973), American football player
  • Philip J. Graziani (b. 1924), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Randolph County, 1959-60 [2]
  • Rodolfo Graziani, Marquis of Neghelli, Italian soldier and administrator, who was Governor of Somalia from 1934, Governor of Libya in World War II, and after the fall of Mussolini in 1943, Graziani became the Italian Minister of Defense
  • Lovovico Graziani, famous dramatic tenor in the 19th century
  • Francesco Graziani, baritone from Fermo who became internationally famous during the mid 19th century
  • Francesco "Ciccio" Graziani (b. 1952), Italy football manager and former player


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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