Domenech History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Domenech family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Tuscany. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Domenech family lived in Pistoia and date back to the mid 14th century, with Luca Dominici, who worked for the municipal government. In 1368, his father became Mayor of Tizzana.

Early Origins of the Domenech family

The surname Domenech was first found in Pistoia and dates back to the mid 14th century, with Luca Dominici, who worked for the municipal government. In 1368, his father became Mayor of Tizzana.

Early History of the Domenech family

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Domenech 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 Domenech include Domenico, Domenici, Dominici, Domeniconi, Dominelli, Dominiceti, Domeneghi, De Domenico, De Domenicis, De Dominici, De Dominicis, Di Domenico, Domeneghetti, Domenichini, Domeneghini, Dominigazzo, Domenegati and many more.

Early Notables of the Domenech family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Domenico Dominici of Venice, who studied theology at the University of Padua during the mid 15th century; Paolo Dominici was an architect in Rome around 1560 among whose works is the church of San Calpellino.Later members include Antonio Dominici of Palermo, a famous painter who was born in 1737. Luigi Domeniconi...
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United States Domenech migration to the United States +

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Domenech:

Domenech Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Paula Domenech, aged 30, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1828 [1]
  • Juan Domenech, aged 38, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1828 [1]
  • Bonosio Domenech, aged 26, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1831 [1]
  • Pablo Domenech, aged 25, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1833 [1]
  • Ramon Domenech, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Domenech (post 1700) +

  • Manuel V. Domenech, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1928 (Convention Vice-President; Member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; Member, Resolutions Committee; Member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee)
  • Francisco J. Domenech, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Puerto Rico, 2008


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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