Early Origins of the Amici family
The surname Amici was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans
in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. They were stated to be originally of Bolognese descent and stationed in Messina at the time of Fredick II about the end of the 13th century when Giovanni d'Amico led his troops in the rebellion.
Early History of the Amici family
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Amici Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Amico, Amici, Amica, D'Amico, D'Amica, Damico, Damica and many more.
Early Notables of the Amici family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Amici family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Orazio Amicone, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1884; Domenico Damico, who arrived in America from Switzerland
in1862; as well as Nicolas Damico, who was naturalized in Harris
Co. TX in 1892..
Contemporary Notables of the name Amici (post 1700)
- Giovanni Battista Amici (1784-1863), Italian optician