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Early Origins of the Magna family


The surname Magna was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor. They were found in 1228 in Bologna.

Early History of the Magna family


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Magna Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Magno, Magnaguti, Magnano, Magni, Magnini, Magno and many more.

Early Notables of the Magna family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Magna family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Agostino Magni, age 22, who arrived in America on March. 28, 1887, aboard the "P. Caland"; Giovanni Magni, age: 26, who arrived in New York on February 6, 1884 aboard the ".

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