Magnini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Magnini 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 Magnini family

The surname Magnini 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 Magnini family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magnini research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1442, 1422, 1571, 1653 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Magnini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Magnini Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnani, Magnaghi, Magnaguti, Magnanini, Magnano, Magnini and many more.

Early Notables of the Magnini family (pre 1700)

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United States Magnini migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Magnini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pietro Magnini, who arrived in New York, NY on May 26, 1884 aboard the "Chateau Leoville"

Contemporary Notables of the name Magnini (post 1700) +

  • Ardico Magnini (1928-2020), Italian footballer who played as a defender for the Italy National Team (1953-1957) on Facebook
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