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Where did the Italian Dani family come from? What is the Italian Dani family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dani family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dani family history?The Italian surname Dani is derived from the given name Daniel, originally a Hebrew word which meant "God is my Judge." During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Italy, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era.
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Dani include Danieli, Daniele, Danielis, Danielli, Daniello, Danello, Dainelli, Danielli, Daniello, Danello, Dainelon, Danelutti, Danelut, Danielut, Dani and many more.
First found in Bolgna (Bononia) in Emilia where it is the capital of the province of Bologna. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Earliest records of the surname Dani date back to the year 1400, when Bernardino Danielo was a famous poet in the town of Lucca. 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 was in itself a family honor.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dani research. Another 306 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1720, 1740, 1774, and 1787 are included under the topic Early Dani History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 92 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Dani: John Daniele, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1904; as well as Mercurio and Nicolamario Daniele, who arrived at the port of New York from Italy in 1893..
The Dani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dani 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.
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