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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Amadi 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 Amadi 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.

Amadi Early Origins



The surname Amadi 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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Amadi Spelling Variations


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Amadi 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 Amadi include Amaddei, Amaddo, Amado, Amaddìi, Amaddìo, Amade, Amadei, Amadi, Amadini, Amadio, Amedei, Amedeo, Amidei, Amideo, Amoddeo, Amodei and many more.

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Amadi Early History


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Amadi Early History



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

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Amadi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amadi 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 Amadi 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 Amadi were found:

Amadi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberto Amadi, aged 34, who landed in America from Milan, Italy, in 1909
  • Regina Amadi, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Milan, Italy, in 1909
  • Leopoldo Amadi, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Calice, Italy, in 1910
  • Emanuela Amadi, aged 21, who settled in America from Massa Cassasa, Italy, in 1910
  • Nicolo Amadi, aged 23, who settled in America from Miglionico, Italy, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amadi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amadi (post 1700)



  • Dorothy Amadi, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • Bernard Amadi, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 133rd District, 2002

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Amadi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amadi 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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