Piedmont, one of the oldest and most beautiful island regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, including the family that bears the surname Muner. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era; the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, names derived from occupations are also found. Occupational surnames, which are less common that other types of surnames in Italy, date back to the feudal era. However, under the Feudal System, occupational names did not become hereditary until the offices themselves became hereditary. It was only after an occupation was inherited by several generations in lineal descent, that occupational names came to be applied to entire families, and so became a hereditary surname. The surname Muner is a name for a person who owned, managed, or worked in a mill deriving its origin from the Italian word "molino," which meant mill.
Early Origins of the Muner family
Venice in terms of commerce and trade.
Early History of the Muner family
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Muner Spelling Variations
local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Muner. These spelling variations include Molinari, Molinaro, Moliner, Mulinari, Monari, Monaro, Munari, Muner, Mugnai, Molinella, Molinare, Monlinaroli, Molinarolo and many more.
Early Notables of the Muner family (pre 1700)
(c. 1370-c. 1455), an Italian painter and illuminator who worked mostly in Milan and Lombardy; Simone Molinaro (1570-1633) of Genoa, the maestro di cappella at the Genoa Cathedral...
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Migration of the Muner family to the New World and Oceana
Early immigration records have shown some of the first Muners to arrive on North American shores: Francis Molinare, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1798; and Giovanni Molinare, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1880.
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