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Where did the Italian Longhini family come from? What is the Italian Longhini family crest and coat of arms? When did the Longhini family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Longhini family history?The distinguished surname Longhini originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Longhini came from a person who was tall and thin. The surname Longo is derived from the Old Italian word longo, which means long, tall.
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Longhini are Longo, Longhi, Luongo, Lungo, Lunghi, Slongo, Del Lungo, Della Lunga, Del Luongo, Longhini, Longhin, Lunghini, Lungherini, Longhetti, Lunghetti, Longoni and many more.
First found in Rome, where earliest records date to the 10th century, when Giovan-Jacopo, Bonaventura, and Filippo Longhi moved out of the city.
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Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Longhini or a variant listed above: Teresa Longhi, who was recorded in New York city in 1842, and C. Longi, who was a passenger on a ship arriving at San Francisco in 1852.
The Longhini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longhini 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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