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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Corsini family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. 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. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Corsini is a name for a person who habitually wished everyone a good day, or who was a cheerful and happy person. The surname Corsi was originally derived from the Italian medieval given name Bonoaccorso, and is rendered in early documents in the Latin form of the name Accirsus.

Corsini Early Origins



The surname Corsini was first found in the town of Poggibonsi, which lies south of Florence. Research shows that at this time, Neri Corsini was a successful merchant in the town.

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Corsini Spelling Variations


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Corsini Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Corsini include Corsi, Corso, Del Corso, Corselli, Corsello, Corsellini, Corsetti, Corsetto and many more.

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Corsini Early History


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Corsini Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corsini research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1377, 1374, 1377, 1302, 1373, 1411, 1472, 1550, 1688, 1652, 1678, 1730, 1842 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Corsini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corsini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corsini Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Saint Andrew Corsini, O.Carm. (1302-1373), an Italian Carmelite friar and bishop of Fiesole; Filippo Corsini of Florence, who was a judge and a law professor; Amerigo Corsini was a banker and an ecclesiastic, and in 1411 was made Bishop of Florence; Antonio Corsetto of...

Another 155 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corsini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Corsini were found:

Corsini Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Fred Franciscus Corsini, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Corsini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Corsini, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1875
  • Andrea Corsini, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Adelaide Corsini, aged 9, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Corsini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amos Corsini, aged 22, who landed in America from Firenze, Pistoia, in 1907
  • Augustin Corsini, aged 9, who settled in America from Firenze, Italy, in 1910
  • Agostino Corsini, aged 30, who landed in America from Cireglio, Italy, in 1911
  • Alexandra Corsini, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Moscow, Russia, in 1911
  • Ardio Corsini, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Pistoria, Italy, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corsini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corsini (post 1700)



  • Claudia Corsini (b. 1977), Italian two-time Olympic modern pentathlete
  • Andrea Corsini (1735-1795), Italian cardinal
  • Catherine Corsini (b. 1956), French film director and screenwriter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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    The Corsini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corsini 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 24 March 2015 at 09:30.

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