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

Giovannini Early Origins



The surname Giovannini 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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Giovannini Spelling Variations


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Giovannini 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 Giovannini 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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Giovannini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Giovannini 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


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The Great Migration



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

Giovannini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Giovannini, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Mazzani, in 1898

Giovannini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea Giovannini, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Abramo Giovannini, aged 19, who landed in America from S. Omero, Italy, in 1910
  • Alessandrini Carolina Giovannini, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Sicciana, Italy, in 1910
  • Amerigo Giovannini, aged 34, who landed in America from Piteglia, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo Giovannini, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Serra S. Abbano, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Giovannini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Giovannini (post 1700)



  • Enrico Giovannini (b. 1957), Italian economist and statistician
  • Carlotta Giovannini (b. 1990), Italian artistic gymnast who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Attilio Giovannini (b. 1924), Italian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Giovannini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Giovannini 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.

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