Guadagnolo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Guadagnolo family

The surname Guadagnolo 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.

Important Dates for the Guadagnolo family

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

Guadagnolo Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Guadagnolo include Guadagno, Guadini, Guadinni, Guadagni, Guadiana, Guadiani, Guadagna, Guadagnin, Guadgnola and many more.

Early Notables of the Guadagnolo 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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Migration of the Guadagnolo family

Early records show that people bearing the name Guadagnolo arrived in North America quite early: Vincenzo Guadagna, who arrived in American on Nov. 28, 1881, aboard the "Chateau Leoville"; Gisto Guadagno, who arrived in American on Apr. 3, 1884, aboard the ".

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