The Magnaghi surname has at least two possible derivations. The Italian word "magnano" means "blacksmith" or "locksmith," and no doubt in some instances, this surname was of occupational
origin. There are also several places in Italy called Magnano or Magnani and the surname was also likely taken on from some of these place names.
Early Origins of the Magnaghi family
The surname Magnaghi was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna
Region. Early record show that a bearer of Magnani was a government magistrate in 1223. 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.
Early History of the Magnaghi family
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Magnaghi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Magnani, Magnaghi, Magnaguti, Magnanini, Magnano, Magnini and many more.
Early Notables of the Magnaghi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Magnaghi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Magnaghi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ambrogio Magnaghi, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Lonate, Italy, in 1910
- Angelo Magnaghi, aged 26, who settled in America from Lonate Pozzolo, Italy, in 1910
- Giovanni Magnaghi, aged 23, who landed in America from Samarate, Italy, in 1910
- Pasquale Magnaghi, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Rozzolo Italy, in 1911
- Ruggero Magnaghi, aged 23, who landed in America from Trieste, Austria, in 1914
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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnaghi (post 1700)
- Alberto Magnaghi (b. 1941), Italian professor at the University of Florence
- Debora Magnaghi (b. 1970), Italian voice actress
- Carlo Magnaghi, Italian fighter pilot and flying ace in the Italian Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica Italiana), during World War II, credited with 11 aerial victories