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Where did the Italian Magnotta family come from? What is the Italian Magnotta family crest and coat of arms? When did the Magnotta family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Magnotta family history?


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

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magnotta research. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1442, 1355, 1435, 1499 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Magnotta History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Magnotta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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 "Zeeland".


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  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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The Magnotta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magnotta Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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