Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. 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. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures.
The Chimenti surname is a patronymic or plural form of the personal name Clemente, from the Latin "clemens," which means "mild" or "merciful."
Early Origins of the Chimenti family
Early History of the Chimenti family
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Chimenti Spelling Variations
local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Chimenti. These spelling variations include Clementi, Clemente, Chimenti, Chimento, Chimienti, Chiumenti, Chiommiente, De Clemente, Di Clemente, Clementini, Clementucci, Clemenza, Clemenzo and many more.
Early Notables of the Chimenti family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chimenti family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Chimenti: Vincent Clementie, who was on record in Ontario in 1871; and Nicola Amatangelo Clemento, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1899.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chimenti (post 1700)
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