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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Amadei family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany 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 Amadei is a name for a person who derived their name for the Italian phrase che ama Dio, or ama Dio, which means one whom God loves.

Amadei Early Origins



The surname Amadei was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca where Bascilican type churches abound and where the main branch of the family originates with the Amadi family in the 14th century.

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Amadei Spelling Variations


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Amadei Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Amadei include Amaddei, Amaddo, Amado, Amaddži, Amaddžo, Amade, Amadei, Amadi, Amadini, Amadio, Amedei, Amedeo, Amidei, Amideo, Amoddeo, Amodei and many more.

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Amadei Early History


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Amadei Early History



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

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Amadei Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amadei Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Stefano Amedei (1580-1644), an Italian painter of the early Baroque period; Giovanni Amadei of Venice, who was made bishop in 1379. The Amadi family in Venice were made official nobility of the city in 1480. Also during the latter 15th century was Giovanni Antonio...

Another 132 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amadei Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Amadei were found:

Amadei Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Enrico Amadei, aged 25, who landed in America from Canterano, Italy, in 1911
  • Gio Francesco Amadei, aged 18, who landed in America from Compito S.A., Italy, in 1911
  • Andrea Amadei, aged 41, who settled in America from Bagni di Lucca, Italy, in 1912
  • Emilio Amadei, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Bagni di Lucca, Italy, in 1912
  • Antonio Amadei, aged 42, who landed in America from Campaguano Si R., Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amadei (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amadei (post 1700)



  • Bernard Amadei (b. 1954), French-born, American engineer, professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado, founder of Engineers Without Borders (USA)
  • James Amadei, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964
  • Roberto Amadei (1933-2009), Roman Catholic bishop of the diocese of Bergamo, Italy
  • Amedeo Amadei (1921-2013), Italian football striker who played from 1936 through 1956, member of the National Team (1494-1953), member of the Hall of Fame of A.S. Roma
  • Magali Amadei (b. 1974), French fashion model in New York City

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. BascapŤ, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    11. ...

    The Amadei Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amadei 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:44.

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