Early Origins of the Vai family
The surname Vai was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where they trace back as an ancient noble family. 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 Vai family
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Vai Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Vai family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Vai family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frank Vaja, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1891; and Alois Vaja, who came to Galveston, TX in 1906.
Contemporary Notables of the name Vai (post 1700)
- Steven Siro Vai (b. 1960), American three-time Grammy Award winning guitarist, songwriter and producer
- Rosita Vai (b. 1981), New Zealand R&B singer