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  • Agesilao Milano (1830 - 1856)
    Agesilao Milano (San Benedetto Ullano, 12 luglio 1830 – Napoli, 13 dec 1856) è stato un militare italiano, che attentò alla vita del re delle Due Sicilie Ferdinando II. L'attentato si inserisce in un...
  • Alyssa Milano
    Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, producer, activist, and singer. She is known for her roles as Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?, Jennifer Mancini in Melrose Place...
  • Antonino Milano (1852 - 1852)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 4 2020, 21:44:49 UTC
  • Attilio Milano (1907 - 1969)
    MILANO, ATTILIO (1907–1969), historian of Italian Judaism. Milano was born in Rome, where he studied law and economics. He immigrated to Israel in 1939 with the inception of the racist laws in Italy, s...
  • Azzo Marchese di Milano (c.1040 - d.)

About the Milano surname

The Surname Milano is not unusual in Italy and it might indeed indicate people coming from the City of Milano in Lombardy, however next to two sizable clusters of people with this surname in Piedmont and Lombardy , where this hypothesis would look very real, many Milano are actually found in the South of Italy. True, in the past the South was more prosperous of some areas of the North, and this could account for a certain number of immigrants but it is all too possible that the Milano from the South of Italy have an entire different and separate origin from the Milano whom, somehow, originally came from the city of Milan. There are at least two main exceptions to this origin, one are the Milano d’Aragona family ,the other the Jewish Milano family from Rome. The first has a traditional oral history that the surname was Milà or Milan and later they cane to the kingdom of Naples with King Alphonse of Aragon and after marring into the family Alagno the surname became Milano. The second claims that they descend from a Capone family, Jews from Fondi and Ariccia with far and legendary family origins in Sicily and Egypt. At some point one of the members of the Capone family( which supposedly had origine from Sabato di Yerucham or Jerucham alias Capone) Salomone Rosino Capone, became a tax collector who was entrusted with collecting the dues from the Milan jewish community and therefore this would be the start of him being called Milano. One thing is sure, the Surname , as Milano , Milan or Milaõ, existed in Spain and Portugal before both families had, according to their accounts, originated. In particular , in Spain and Portugal there were Jews with this surname, registered in various documents and in a wide range of places , with the surname Milano. Milano could be an Iberian toponym ( there are villages and cities called El Milà, El Milano, Milano) or could be a nickname derived from the fact that the word means Kite, a bird of prey. There is also a third exception among the Milano from the South of Italy and this is the Arbëreshë (Italian-Albanians) Milano family from Calabria. Agesilao Milano a soldier who tried to assassinate the King of Naples Ferdinand II of Bourbon, was a member of this family with a distinct ethnic profile.