From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Bianchinni family. 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 common type of family name found in the region of Venice
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 Bianchinni came from a light-haired or light-complexioned person having derived from the Germanic word blank which means white.
Early Origins of the Bianchinni family
The surname Bianchinni was first found in northern Italy, in the modern territory of Emilia-Romagna
. The earliest record of the Bianchinni family shows them in Bologna, where Martino Bianchi was a chancellor in 938 in Orvieto, one of the more prosperous cities of this time.
Early History of the Bianchinni family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bianchinni research.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1460, 1581, 1662, 1590, 1657, 1662, 1729, 1604, 1656, 1604, 1657, 1612 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bianchinni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bianchinni Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations
. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Bianchinni include Bianchs, Bianchis, Bianchiardi, Bianca, Biancani, Biancat, Biancato, Biancheda, Bianchedi, Bianchera, Biancheri, Bianchesi, Bianchessi, Bianchet, Bianchetti, Bianchetto, Bianchi, Bianchini, Bianchinotti, Bianciotti, Bianco, Biancoli, Biancolini, Bianconcini, Biancone, Bianconi, Biancotti, Biancotto, Biancucci, Blanc, Blanca, Blanco, DeBianchi, De Bianchi, Del Bianco, DelBianco, LaBianca, La Bianca and many more.
Early Notables of the Bianchinni family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Bianco da Siena, a religious poet and mystic born in Venice
in 1350, who was also a composer of hymns; Francesco Ferrari Bianchi was born in Modena in 1460 and created dramatic religious paintings famous for their use of color; Isidoro Bianchi (1581-1662), was... Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bianchinni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bianchinni family to the New World and Oceana
An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Bianchinni: Joseph Bianchini, who arrived in New York in 1884 along with Philip Bianchi; Angelo Bianco arrived in Pennsylvania in 1892; Joseph Bianco also arrived there the same year.