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Under various forms, including D’Armanino, Darmani, and D’Armani, including the very pleasing Pinu Darmaninu, we first see this surname documented in Malta in the Militia Roster of 1417.

Most Likely from the Italian D'Armanno, with Armanno referring to a "soldier" or "of the army". It originates form the old Germanic harima(n) (hari meaning army and mann meaning man), which are also the root for the first name Herman.

A tower with turrets is symbolic of protection and vigilance and, through an association with the heavenly Jerusalem, is also a symbol of piety.

An image linked to a dedicated page about the Maltese surname Darmanin.
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