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Tuscany, one of the oldest and most beautiful island regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, including the family that bears the surname MacChi. 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; 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 common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's givenname, names derived from occupations are also found. Occupational surnames, which are less common that other types of surnames in Italy, date back to the feudal era. However, under the Feudal System, occupational names did not become hereditary until the offices themselves became hereditary. It was only after an occupation was inherited by several generations in lineal descent, that occupational names came to be applied to entire families, and so became a hereditary surname. The surname MacChi is a name for a person who worked as a stainer, one who stained materials, or perhaps removed stains. The surname is derived from the Italian word macchia.

MacChi Early Origins



The surname MacChi was first found in throughout Italy, where the Macci family, who are recorded as belonging to the Ghibelline party in 1286.

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MacChi Spelling Variations


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MacChi 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 MacChi include Macchi, Macci, Macchio, Maconi, Machi, Maccio, Macchione, Macchioni, Macch Iona, Maccolini, Machelli, Machirelli, Machinghi and many more.

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MacChi Early History


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MacChi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacChi research. More information is included under the topic Early MacChi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacChi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacChi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Ser Andrea Macci of Florence, a priest in 1286; Bello Maciotti was Councillor of the Commune in 1347 in Velletri; Stefano di Corrado Maconi, born in Tuscany in 1424, was the disciple and secretary of...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacChi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name MacChi:

MacChi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Enrico Macchi, aged 42, originally from Vergiate, Milano, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Francesca" from Genoa, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-P5M : 6 December 2014), Enrico Macchi, 14 Jun 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Francesca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Angela Maria Macchi, aged 33, originally from S. Macario, Italy, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WY-SJW : 6 December 2014), Angela Maria Macchi, 03 Sep 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Regina Macchi, aged 18, originally from Albizzate, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CM-CYX : 6 December 2014), Regina Macchi, 14 Feb 1920; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Attilio Macchi, aged 17, originally from Sesto Calende, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genova [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CB-L25 : 6 December 2014), Attilio Macchi, 22 Mar 1920; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacChi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacChi (post 1700)



  • Laura Macchi (b. 1979), Italian professional basketball player
  • Pasquale Macchi (1923-2006), Italian Roman Catholic archbishop and the private secretary to Pope Paul VI
  • Vincenzo Macchi (1770-1860), Italian Cardinal
  • Luigi Macchi (1832-1907), Italian Catholic nobleman and Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via Lata (1896–1907)
  • Giulio Macchi (1866-1935), Italian aeronautical engineer, founder of the founder of Aeronautica Macchi, an Italian aircraft manufacturer now known as Aermacchi
  • Hiralal Macchi, former Indian cricketer who played for Gujarat
  • Gabriel "Gaby" Macchi (b. 1975), Portuguese Paralympic athlete at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-P5M : 6 December 2014), Enrico Macchi, 14 Jun 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Francesca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WY-SJW : 6 December 2014), Angela Maria Macchi, 03 Sep 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CM-CYX : 6 December 2014), Regina Macchi, 14 Feb 1920; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CB-L25 : 6 December 2014), Attilio Macchi, 22 Mar 1920; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. 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. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  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. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
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The MacChi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacChi 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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