Early Origins of the Vannini family
The surname Vannini 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 Vannini family
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Vannini 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 Vannini 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)... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vannini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vannini family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Vanness, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1810; George Vanness, who came to New York, NY in 1824; Niculis Vani, who came to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1839.
Contemporary Notables of the name Vannini (post 1700)
- Marco Vannini (b. 1943), Italian biologist, Professor of Invertebrate Zoology at the Department of Evolutionary Biology L. Pardi of the University of Florence
- Erika Forster- Vannini (b. 1944), Swiss politician of the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland, President of the Swiss Council of States (2009-2010)