The Emilia Romagna
region of Italy is the locale where the Adamini surname was first found. Although the people in this region were at one time known by only a single, personal name
, it later became necessary for them to adopt 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. Adamini is one of the Italian patronymic
surnames, created from the father's given name. The surname Adamini came from the personal name
Adam, the first person who used the name. The surname is further derived from the Latin Adamus which means earth.
Early Origins of the Adamini family
The surname Adamini was first found in Fermo, a city found on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Early History of the Adamini family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adamini research.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1603, 1663, 1663 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Adamini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Adamini Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations
in the name Adamini include Adami, Adàm, Adam, Adamli, Adamoli, Adamlli, Adamolli, Adamollo, Adamuccio, Adamina, D'Adamo, Adamic, Addamo, Adamini, Adàmoli, Adamino and many more.
Early Notables of the Adamini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Beato Adamo, a colonel of great valor during the 13th century; Adam Adami, O.S.B. (1603-1663), a German monk, diplomat and priest; Andrea Adami, born in Bolsena in 1663 was a singer at the Pontifical Chapel of... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adamini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Adamini family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Adamini: Martin Adami, who moved to the U.S. along with his family in 1851; Herman Adami sailed to New York with his wife in 1850; Felice Adami sailed to America in 1855.