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The Benvenuti family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Tuscany. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Benvenuti family lived in the lands of Tuscany.

Benvenuti Early Origins



The surname Benvenuti was first found in the area of Florence. Earliest records can be found dating back to the Benvenuti family of counts, who moved to Cingoli from Florence in 1200.

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Benvenuti Spelling Variations


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Benvenuti 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 Benvenuti include Benvenuti, Benvenuto, Benvegnu, Ventui, Venutti, Venuto, Venutelli, Begnudelli, Vignudelli, Vignodelli, Vignudini, Nuti, Nutini, Gnuti and many more.

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Benvenuti Early History


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Benvenuti Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benvenuti research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1419, 1421, 1424, 1434, 1470, 1524, 1490, 1650, 1660, 1750 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Benvenuti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benvenuti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benvenuti Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Lorenzo Benvenuti, who was born in Florence in the late 14th century, and was mayor of the city in 1418, mayor of San Giovanni in 1419, and mayor of Prato in 1421. His brother Niccolo Benvenuti was also mayor of Florence around this time...

Another 175 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benvenuti 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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Benvenuti:

Benvenuti Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agostino Benvenuti, aged 12, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Alibrando Benvenuti, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Angelo Benvenuti, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Tony Benvenuti, who arrived in Mississippi in 1896 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alessandro Benvenuti, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1897
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Benvenuti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arturo Benvenuti, aged 15, who settled in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1910
  • Ada Benvenuti, aged 12, who landed in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1910
  • Agostino Benvenuti, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Pescantina, Italy, in 1911
  • Angela Benvenuti, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Pescantina, Italy, in 1911
  • Alessandro Benvenuti, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Canimo, 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 Benvenuti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benvenuti (post 1700)



  • Giacomo Benvenuti (1885-1943), Italian composer and musicologist
  • Alessandro Benvenuti (b. 1950), Italian actor, film director and screenwriter
  • Pietro Benvenuti (1769-1844), Italian neoclassical painter
  • Andrea Benvenuti (b. 1969), Italian gold medalist runner at the 1994 European Championships
  • Leonardo Benvenuti (1923-2000), Italian Golden Globe nominated screenwriter who wrote 135 films between 1948 and 2000
  • Tommaso Benvenuti (b. 1990), Italian rugby union player
  • Giovanni "Nino" Benvenuti (b. 1938), Italian gold medalist boxer at the 1960 Summer Olympics, five-time Italian Light Heavyweight Champion in the 1950s

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Benvenuti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benvenuti 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 8 October 2013 at 09:03.

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