Tuscany, including the notable surname Cinelli. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Cinelli came from the surname Cicco, which is found in southern Italy and the Venetian region as a popular and affectionate form of the personal name Francesco, from the German word frankisk which means free.
Early Origins of the Cinelli family
Early History of the Cinelli family
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Cinelli Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Cinelli include Cini, Cino, Cinelli, Cinetti, Cinotti and many more.
Early Notables of the Cinelli family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Cini (born 1495), a famous architect and sculptor from Florence; Giovanni Cini of Siena, a painter during the mid 16th century; and Giovanni Battista Cina (1525 - c. 1586), an Italian Renaissance playwright at the court of the Medici in Florence. Enrico Cini...
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Migration of the Cinelli family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Cinelli:
Cinelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Cinelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cinelli (post 1700)
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