Pagani History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pagani family

The surname Pagani was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this family held a family seat from very early times.

One of the first records of the family was Hugues de Payens (or Payns) (c. 1070-1136), the Frankish knight from the Champagne region who was the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He co-created the Latin Rule, the code of behavior for the Order and is believed to have been born in Troyes, France, but his lineage is unknown.

Jacques Payen, son of Jacques and Madeleine (née Cantin), was a French cobbler that settled in Quebec in the 17th century. He married Louise Morin, daughter of Pierre and Catherine (née LeMesle), on 3rd February 1699. He married again on 16th October 1710 in Sainte-Foy, Quebec to Marguerite Sedilot, daughter of Jean and Marie-Claire (née De La Hogue). [1]

Early History of the Pagani family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pagani research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1279, 1380, 1415, 1450, 1539, 1572, 1610, 1612, 1613, 1700, 1779, 1793, 1794, and 1796 are included under the topic Early Pagani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pagani Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Payan, Payen, Payon, Payont, Payond, Payons, Paian, Paien, Paion, Paiont, Paions, Pagan, Pagant, Pagani, Payani, Payhani and many more.

Early Notables of the Pagani family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Poyer (c.1450-1503), a French miniature painter and manuscript illuminator; Johann Conrad Peyer (1653-1712), a Swiss anatomist; and Hector...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pagani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Pagani migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pagani Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Pagani, aged 19, who landed in America from Trewisa, in 1903
  • Antoinette Pagani, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Cretnido, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo Pagani, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Milano, Italy, in 1907
  • Aguilino Pagani, aged 19, who settled in America from Corno, Italy, in 1907
  • Ada Pagani, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Maghano, Italy, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pagani (post 1700) +

  • Herbert I. Pagani, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Vernon, Connecticut, 1950-57
  • Alberto Pagani (1938-2017), Italian professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
  • Carlo Nicola Pagani (b. 1977), Italian football defender
  • Daniele Pagani (b. 1966), retired Italian high jumper
  • Horacio Pagani (b. 1955), Argentine founder of Pagani Automobili S.p.A., an Italian speciality auto-maker
  • Mauro Pagani (b. 1946), Italian musician and singer
  • Cirillo "Nello" Pagani (1911-2003), Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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