Magni History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Magni family

The surname Magni 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.

Important Dates for the Magni family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magni research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1442, 1355, 1435, 1499 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Magni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Magni Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Magni family (pre 1700)

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Magni migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Magni Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Giovanni Magni, age: 26, who arrived in New York, NY on February 6, 1884 aboard the "Zeeland"
  • Agostino Magni, age 22, who arrived in America on March 28, 1887, aboard the "P. Caland"
Magni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anoda Magni, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Pozzol Groppo, Italy, in 1910
  • Abramo Magni, aged 11, who immigrated to America from Baveno, Italy, in 1911
  • Ammuziata Magni, aged 48, who landed in America from Gubbio, Italy, in 1911
  • Claudio Magni, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Como Introbio, Italy, in 1911
  • Argante Magni, aged 24, who settled in America from Pistoia, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Magni (post 1700)

  • Pietro Magni (1898-1988), Italian aeronautical engineer involved with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • Gabriele Magni (b. 1973), Italian bronze medalist fencer in the team foil event at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Pietro Magni (1919-1992), Italian football player and manager
  • Pietro Magni (1817-1877), Italian sculptor
  • Fiorenzo Magni (b. 1920), Italian former professional road racing cyclist
  • Luigi Magni (1928-2013), Italian three-time David di Donatello Award winning screenwriter and film director
  • Caterina Magni (b. 1966), Italian-born French archaeologist and anthropologist

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