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The distinguished surname Chimento can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of 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 Chimento surname is a patronymic or plural form of the personal name Clemente, from the Latin "clemens," which means "mild" or "merciful."

Chimento Early Origins



The surname Chimento was first found in Rimini, and date back to the 12th century, when Giordano Clementini was a military commander during the expedition to the Orient.

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Chimento Spelling Variations


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Chimento 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 Chimento include Clementi, Clemente, Chimenti, Chimento, Chimienti, Chiumenti, Chiommiente, De Clemente, Di Clemente, Clementini, Clementucci, Clemenza, Clemenzo and many more.

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Chimento Early History


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Chimento Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chimento research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1158, 1550, 1700, and 1752 are included under the topic Early Chimento History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chimento Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chimento Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Ramondo Clemenza, who made count in 1158; Giovan-Battista Clementini, General of the Infantry under Duke Carlo Emanuele of Savoy; Clementino Clementini, a military captain of Venetian troupes; Giulio Clementini...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chimento 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Chimento: Vincent Clementie, who was on record in Ontario in 1871; and Nicola Amatangelo Clemento, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1899.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chimento (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chimento (post 1700)



  • David C. Chimento Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2000
  • Enrique Chimento, Argentine football defender
  • Marcelo Chimento (b. 1933), Argentine actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chimento Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chimento 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 19 January 2016 at 10:24.

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