A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Franceschini. 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 Franceschini came from the very popular medieval given name Francis, which itself was originally derived from the Latin Franciscus. This was originally a name for a Frenchman.
Early Origins of the Franceschini family
The surname Franceschini was first found in Siena where Bartolomeo di Francesco lived in 1349.
Early History of the Franceschini family
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Franceschini Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Franceschini are Franceschi, Francesco, Francesca, De Franceschi, De Francesco, De Francisci, De Franciscis, Di Francesco, Francescatti, Franchetti, Franciscello, Franceschelli, Franceschetti, Franceschetto, Franceschet, Franceschini, Franceschin, Franceschinel, Francescotti, Francesconi, Francescon, Francescato, Cecchi, Ceschi, Checchi, Chini and many more.
Early Notables of the Franceschini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Piero della Francesca (c.
1415-1492), was an Early Renaissance
painter is famous for his depiction of perspective. He also wrote several books on this subject. Francesco de Franceschi (active 1443-1468) was an Italian Renaissance
painter. Francesco Franceschi (died c. 1599) was a printer in... Another 140 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Franceschini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Franceschini family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Franceschini: Frank Franceschini, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1873.
Contemporary Notables of the name Franceschini (post 1700)
- Amy Franceschini (b. 1970), American artist and designer
- Petronio Franceschini (1650-1680), Italian Baroque music composer from Bologna
- Marcantonio Franceschini (1648-1729), Italian painter of the Baroque period
- Livio Franceschini (b. 1913), Italian Olympic silver medalist basketball player who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Ivan Franceschini (b. 1976), Italian football defender
- Dario Franceschini (b. 1958), Italian politician, second leader of the Democratic Party
- Daniele Franceschini (b. 1976), Italian football midfielder
- Baldassare Franceschini (1611-1689), Italian late Baroque painter
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