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Grazzini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Grazzini originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 the Papal States 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 Grazzini came from the personal name Grazia. The name is originally Latin from the name Gratius. The name Gratius was originally derived from the word gratus, which means dear, beloved.

Early Origins of the Grazzini family


The surname Grazzini was first found in the region of Umbria, in the ancient city of Perugia, well known today for the large number of foreign students at its University. Records are found dating to 1232, when Giacomo Graziani was made General Captain of the Florentine Republic and was forced to go against the Sienese forces.

Early History of the Grazzini family


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Grazzini 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 Grazzini include Grazia, Grazi, Grazzi, Di Grazia, Delle Grazie, Grazzini, Grazioli, Graziotti, Graziosi, Grazioso, Graziuso, Graziussi and many more.

Early Notables of the Grazzini family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Graziani, Bishop of Perugia in 1339; Antonio Francesco Grazzini, a Florentine poet and dramatist born in 1503. He came from an honorable and ancient family and among his most famous works was "Le Cene," a collection of 22 tales told by 5 youths...
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Migration of the Grazzini family to the New World and Oceana


Immigrants bearing the name Grazzini or a variant listed above include:

Grazzini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Guglielino Grazzini, aged 31, who landed in America from Capannari, Italy, in 1908
  • Guilio Grazzini, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Chierino, Italy, in 1909
  • Emma Grazzini, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Altopascio, Italy, in 1913
  • Gino Grazzini, aged 24, who landed in America from Altopascio, Italy, in 1913
  • Giorondo Grazzini, aged 5, who emigrated to America from Uzzano, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Grazzini (post 1700)


  • Anton Francesco Grazzini (1810-1879), Italian and Russian general
  • Reginaldo Grazzini, Florentine conductor and composer and in 1882 became professor of theory in Venice
  • Sebastián Grazzini (b. 1981), Argentine footballer

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