The Bini 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 Bini family lived in the region of Tuscany.
Early Origins of the Bini family
The surname Bini was first found in the city of Florence.
Early History of the Bini family
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Bini 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 Bini include Bini, Bina, Bino, Bin, Del Bino, Binelli, Binello, Binetti, Binozzi, Binacci, Binazzi, Binassi, Binacchi and many more.
Early Notables of the Bini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Bernardo Bini, a Florentine count in 1460; Piero di Giovanni di Iacopo Bini, a priest in Florence from 1462 to 1468; Giovanni Francesco Bini, a prominent author in Florence in the 15th century; another Giovanni Francesco Bini, a... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bini family to the New World and Oceana
An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Bini:
Bini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Amerigo Bini, aged 21, who settled in America from S. Mariello, in 1901
- Angelo Bini, aged 17, who settled in America from Viareggio Lucca, in 1906
- Angiolo Bini, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Foiano, Italy, in 1911
- Alfredo Bini, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Capaunori, Italy, in 1912
- Antonio Bini, aged 25, who landed in America from Pescia, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bini (post 1700)
- Guiuseppe Gaetano "Joe" Bini (b. 1963), American Primetime Emmy Award winning film editor
- Lucio Bini (1908-1964), Italian psychiatrist, professor at the University of Rome La Sapienza
- Alfredo Bini (b. 1926), Italian film producer of 32 films from Livorno, Italy
- Aldo Bini (1915-1993), Italian silver medalist road bicycle racer at the 1936 World Championships
- Sebastián Alejandro Bini (b. 1979), Argentinean footballer