Vanis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vanis family

The surname Vanis was first found in Udine, a town in Venetia and capital of the province of Udine. An old walled city it dates back to early Roman times. There is an old castle (1517) in the center of the town which is now used as a museum and art gallery. The church of S. Maria della Purita is notable with many treasures. The town hall was built in 1448. It was the seat of the Italian command in WWI. 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 Vanis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanis research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1599, 1733, 1803, 1563, 1610, 1590, 1657, 1585, 1643, 1413 and 1495 are included under the topic Early Vanis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vanis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vanni, Vannelli, Vannello, Vannella, Vanelli, Vannetti, Vannini, Vanini, Vanin, Vannoli, Vanoli, Vannocci, Vannozzi, Vannotti, Vannucci, Vannuccini, Vannuzzi, Vannoni, Vannacci and many more.

Early Notables of the Vanis family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Vanni (1563-1610), an Italian painter of the Mannerist style, active in Rome and his native city of Siena; and his son Raffaello Vanni (1590-1657), an Italian painter of the Baroque. Ottavio Vannini (1585-c. 1643)...
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United States Vanis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William J Vanis, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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