Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Maggiani family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Maggiani came from a child who was born in the month of May. The surname Maggio is derived from the Italian word Maggio, which literally means the month of May.
Early Origins of the Maggiani family
Early History of the Maggiani family
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Maggiani Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Maggiani include Maggio, Maggi, Maggiolini, Maggini, Maggiello, Maggiora, Maganini, Maggiolo, Maggioni, Maggione, Maggiore, Maggiulini, Magguilli, Maghetti, Magis, Magio, Magiocco and many more.
Early Notables of the Maggiani family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maggiani family to the New World and Oceana
Early immigration records have shown some of the first Maggianis to arrive on North American shores: Anthony Maggi, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1808; Joseph Maggini settled in Mississippi in 1856; Domenico Maggiora settled in California in 1901.
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