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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Cinuzzi. 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 Cinuzzi 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.

Cinuzzi Early Origins



The surname Cinuzzi was first found in Pisa, where in the year 1270, Giovanni Cini was officially recognized as one of the 12 most pious men

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Cinuzzi Spelling Variations


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Cinuzzi 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 Cinuzzi include Cini, Cino, Cinelli, Cinetti, Cinotti and many more.

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Cinuzzi Early History


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Cinuzzi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cinuzzi research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1495, 1525, 1586, 1598, 1586, 1598, 1610, 1684, 1660, 1684, 1780 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cinuzzi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cinuzzi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cinuzzi Early Notables (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...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cinuzzi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Early records show that people bearing the name Cinuzzi arrived in North America quite early: Donata Cinotti, who arrived in New York city aboard the SS Letimbro December 3, 1888, Michelle Cinelli, who travelled on the SS Alsatia from Naples Oct. 26, 1898 and arriving at the Port of New York November 18, 1898, as well as John Cinelli, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1855..

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
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    The Cinuzzi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cinuzzi 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.

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