Magnanni History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Magnanni 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 Magnanni family
The surname Magnanni 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 Magnanni family
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Magnanni Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnani, Magnaghi, Magnaguti, Magnanini, Magnano, Magnini and many more.
Early Notables of the Magnanni family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Magnanni family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Magnani, who settled in San Francisco in 1852; Agostino Magnani, who arrived in America on Sep. 20, 1886 aboard the " La Bretagne"; Carlo Magnani, who arrived in New York on Feb. 24, 1883, aboard the ".
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