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Vai Early Origins



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.

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Vai Spelling Variations


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Vai Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vaj, Vai, Del Vaja and others.

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Vai Early History


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Vai Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vai research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1450 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Vai History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vai Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vai Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vai Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vai (post 1700)


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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

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Vai Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Vai Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vai 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 July 2013 at 14:48.

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