Extremely rare is typical of the Biella could derive from the name Vignatius of which we have an example in 1600 with the Lieutenant Vignatius Vignati of Todi quoted in a deed written in Narni on April 13, 1627, but it is also possible to derive from names of localities as That quoted in a paper venditionis of April 30, 1195 in the diplomatic code of the medieval Lombardy to see (MI): "... Mediolanensium novorum pound quinque, registered de Campo uno iuris on the Reiacente in the territory of Veddano, Ubi dicitur in Vignatia: Coheret ei a mane guiscardi ser uberti, at Meridie et a Monte Accessium... ". Integrations provided by Franco Vignazia Vignazia is a strictly Piedmontese surname and in particular the area of Crosa Mortigliengo. Still today its diffusion is limited to the area of Biella and Monferrato with sporadic presences in Veneto and Romagna of families connected to the area of origin. Perhaps linked to the vineyard, is hypotheed a Hungarian ancestry derived from an ancient displacement of families linked to the wool trade.
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