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Magnani: Gravagna, Italy

Magnani: Gravagna, Italy

Posted: 31 Jul 2004 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Magnani, Zini, Bagatta
Interested in finding information on the Magnani's from Gravagna Italy, before 1859. Also, any info on the Catherine-Fiorenzo Zini and Lawerence-Fermina Magnani Branch would be helpful

Also, anyone know what Magnani means?

Re: Magnani: Gravagna, Italy

Charles Del Signore (View posts)
Posted: 30 Aug 2004 6:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Magnani, Del Signore etal
Hi Ingrid,
My family comes from Gravagna and my research finds some Magnanis listed in the 1840 census for Gravagna.
While I don't have the entire census it is available through the Mormon's Family History center.
Specifically, in the pages I have I find: Marie Dominica Magnani, age 66 and widowed;
Marie Margarita Magnani, age 33, housewife. She may have been married to Giavachino Podesta. There are probably chilren but because the way the census is taken I can't be sure who belongs to who.
Let me know if this helps.

Re: Magnani: Gravagna, Italy

joe tonini (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jan 2006 7:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Ingrid, My grandfather,Celestino Magnani had a sister who married a bagatta and moved to south america. I have some data going back to the late 1700s which I will dig out. By the way I forgot to mention that my nonno was born in Gravagna and came to the states in 1900. we have been to Gravagna several times. I believe that the name magnani means iron worker or something of that sort.
There is a poultry store in Berkley, California named Magnani's but they trace their ancestry to Lucca.
best regards

Re: Magnani: Gravagna, Italy

Posted: 6 Apr 2010 10:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Del Signore, Magnani
Dear Joe, I just came across your message and have ancestors that came from Gravagna. My Grandparents immigrated to Brazil and my father was born in Sao Poalo. The family returned to Gravagna and came to the USA around 1910 or so.
My grandfather, Gabriele Del Signore, had a brother, Valentino who married a Guiseppina Magnani. She was born around 1872. They had at least 3 children: Maria, Emilia, and Alberto.
Who knows, we may be related.
Charles Del Signore

Re: Magnani: Gravagna, Italy

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 2:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Magnani
I have a Columba Magnani married to Giovacchino Galletti. By any chance are either of those names in your tree?

Re: Magnani: Gravagna, Italy

Posted: 20 Sep 2010 6:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
i have a great grandfather named giuseppe magnani, according to his daughter (my grandmother) the family is from the venice and/or florence areas. i too am attempting to research family history.

this is a piece i found:

The Magnani surname has at least two possible derivations. The Italian word ‘Magnano’ means “blacksmith” or “locksmith”, and no doubt in some instances, this surname was of occupational origin. There are also several places in Italy called Magnano or Magnani and the surname was also likely taken on from some of these place names.

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