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Where did the Italian Minichini family come from? What is the Italian Minichini family crest and coat of arms? When did the Minichini family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Minichini family history?


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 Minichini include Menico, Menichi, Menech, Minico, Minichi, Menego, Meneghi, Menega, Menoga, Menoghi, Minigo, Menco, Menchi, Menci, Minco, Mengo, Menghi, Menga, Mingo, Minghi, Meni, Misotti, Minuziano, Mingoti, Menochio, Minelli, Minnelli, Menis, De Minico, Menichelli, Minichelli, Minichiello, Meneghelli, Meneghello, Meneghel, Menichini, Minichini, Minichino, Meneghini, Meniconi, Meneghino, Meneghin, Menicucci, Minicucci, Meneguzzi, Menoncini and many more.

First found in at the foundations of Venice (Italian: Venezia), with the Minotto family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minichini research. More information is included under the topic Early Minichini History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 309 words(22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Minichini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Immigrants bearing the name Minichini or a variant listed above include:

Minichini Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Maddalena Minichini, aged 51, who emigrated to America from Cicciano, in 1897
  • Felice Minichini, aged 17, who landed in America from Cicciano, Italy, in 1899

Minichini Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Raffaele Minichini, aged 37, who settled in America from Borca Reale, in 1902
  • Andrea Minichini, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Salerno, Italy, in 1906
  • Maria Rosa Minichini, aged 25, who landed in America from S. Paolo Belsito, in 1906
  • Nicoletta Minichini, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Caserta, Nola, in 1907
  • Antonio Minichini, aged 37, who landed in America from Nocera, Italy, in 1910


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  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Minichini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Minichini 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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