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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Corsino 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 Corsino 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.

Corsino Early Origins



The surname Corsino 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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Corsino Spelling Variations


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Corsino 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 Corsino include Corsi, Corso, Del Corso, Corselli, Corsello, Corsellini, Corsetti, Corsetto and many more.

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Corsino Early History


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Corsino Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corsino 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 Corsino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corsino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corsino 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 Corsino 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



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

Corsino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Paolo Corsino, aged 15, who landed in America from Ferla, Sicily, in 1907
  • Giovanbathno Corsino, aged 46, who landed in America from Palermo, Palermo, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Corsino, aged 26, who landed in America from Marsiconuovo, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Corsino, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Cocconato, Italy, in 1911
  • Enrico Corsino, aged 23, who landed in America from Castelletto, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. 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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    11. ...

    The Corsino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corsino 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 09:28.

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