Guadagno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Guadagno family

The surname Guadagno was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. The Gaudagni family history commences in the 12th century in Florence where it was spelt Guadagno. In 1204 the Guadagno of Guittone was Governor of the Republic. 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 Guadagno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guadagno research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1409, 1725, 1731, 1750, 1786, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Guadagno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guadagno Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guadagno, Guadini, Guadinni, Guadagni, Guadiana, Guadiani, Guadagna, Guadagnin, Guadgnola and many more.

Early Notables of the Guadagno family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was the Guagagni family of Florence. The Guadagnino family of Verona was officially recognized as nobility of the city in 1409. Marino Guadagni was the secretary of Pope Giovanni XXII; Alessandro Guadaleta was Bishop of Nusco, appointed by Pope Pio IV; Bernardo Guadagni was Bishop of Arezzo and then Cardinal of...
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United States Guadagno migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guadagno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gisto Guadagno, who arrived in American on Apr. 3, 1884, aboard the "Elysia"
  • Francesco Guadagno, age 2, who arrived in America on July 25, 1887, aboard the "Alesia"
  • Angelo Guadagno, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1897
Guadagno Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfredo Guadagno, aged 16, who immigrated to America from Alife, Caserta, in 1908
  • Angelo Guadagno, aged 32, who landed in America from Poggiomarieno, Napoli, in 1909
  • Angelo Guadagno, aged 38, who settled in America from S. Caterina, Sicily, in 1910
  • Adelina Guadagno, aged 14, who settled in America from S. Apollosa, Italy, in 1911
  • Amedeo Guadagno, aged 18, who landed in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Guadagno (post 1700) +

  • Donald Walter Guadagno (b. 1926), birth name of Don Gordon, an American film and television actor
  • Kimberly Ann "Kim" Guadagno (b. 1959), American politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey (2010), 33rd Secretary of State of New Jersey (2010)
  • Anton Guadagno (1925-2002), Italian operatic conductor, music director of the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company (1966 to 1972)


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