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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 Giovannetti. 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 Giovannetti came from the personal name Giovanni, or John.

Giovannetti Early Origins



The surname Giovannetti was first found in Siena, an historically important city of Tuscany. However, the name has spread all over Italy and comes in many forms.

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Giovannetti Spelling Variations


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Giovannetti 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 Giovannetti include Giovani, Giovanni, Gioani, Di Giovanni, Della Giovanna, Giovanèlli, Giovanelli, Giovanella, Giovanétti, Giovanetti, Giovannini, Giovagnetti, Giovanitti, Gioannola, Giovannone, Giovanone, Giovanazzi, Giovannacci, Giovanaz, Giovannardi, Giovannla and many more.

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Giovannetti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Giovannetti Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni dalle Celle from Tuscany, born in 1310, was a monk noted for his excellent translations of ancient writers such as Cicero. His letters still exist and serve to illustrate the daily life of monks during this period. Giovanni de Udine was a painter...

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The Great Migration



Early records show that people bearing the name Giovannetti arrived in North America quite early: Anthony Giovanelli, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805; Joseph Giovanelli, who arrived in Georgia in 1735; Riboldi Giovanni arrived in Texas in 1864.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Giovannetti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Giovannetti (post 1700)



  • Luciano Giovannetti (b. 1945), Italian six-time gold medalist sports shooter and two time Olympic Champion
  • Marco Giovannetti (b. 1962), Italian former professional road bicycle racer and Olympic gold medalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Giovannetti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Giovannetti 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 29 January 2015 at 08:05.

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