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Schiano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The source of theSchiano surname is uncertain, but it may be derived from the Italian word "schiavone," which simply means a "Slav;" thus the original bearer came from one of the Slavic countries to Italy. Alternately, the Schiano surname may come from the Italian word "schiavo," which literally means "slave."

Early Origins of the Schiano family


The surname Schiano was first found in Cesena, a town in the Emilia-Romagna region at the foot of the Apennines, crowned with the ancient fortress of Rocca. In 1357 it was defended against Albornez, in 1377 sacked by Cardinal Robert of Geneva and in 1465 came under the domination of the Church. Pius VI and Pius VII were both born here. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Schiano family


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Schiano Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Schiavina, Schiavo, Schiavinato, Schiavonetti, Schiavone, Schiavullo, Schiavuzzi, Schiavulli, Schiavoni, Schiavato, Schiavi, Schiavelli, Schiavi, Schiavini and many more.

Early Notables of the Schiano family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Schiano family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Guy Sciavoni, who was recorded as one of the early Italian Immigrants to Seneca Fall, New York between the years 1884-1915; and V. Schiavone, who arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Anglia in 1891..

Contemporary Notables of the name Schiano (post 1700)


  • Thomas D. Schiano M.D., American specialist in liver transplantation, intestinal transplantation
  • Rita Schiano (b. 1955), American novelist and keynote speaker
  • Gregory Edward Schiano (b. 1966), American former football coach, head coach of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to 2013
  • Mario Schiano (1933-2008), Italian alto saxophonist and soprano saxophonist

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