, 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 MacChione. 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
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 MacChione 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.
Early Origins of the MacChione family
The surname MacChione was first found in throughout Italy, where the Macci family, who are recorded as belonging to the Ghibelline party in 1286.
Early History of the MacChione family
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MacChione 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 MacChione are Macchi, Macci, Macchio, Maconi, Machi, Maccio, Macchione, Macchioni, Macch Iona
, Maccolini, Machelli, Machirelli, Machinghi and many more.
Early Notables of the MacChione family (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 MacChione Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacChione family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name MacChione:
MacChione Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Giovanni Macchione, aged 46, who arrived in America from Nocera Tina, Italy, in 1893
- Ferdinando Macchione, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1895
- Agata Macchione, aged 22, who arrived in America from Cosenga, in 1898
MacChione Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annunziata Macchione, aged 2, who arrived in America from Toppolo, Italy, in 1904
- Gennaro Macchione, aged 29, who arrived in America from Nocera Terin, in 1905
- Alfredo Macchione, aged 19, who arrived in America from Arrano, Italy, in 1907
- Deo Franceso Macchione, aged 26, who arrived in America from Marino, Italy, in 1910
- Domenico Macchione, aged 17, who arrived in America from Teppolo, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name MacChione (post 1700)
- Pilar MacChione, American costume designer, known for The Ticket (2010)
- Mikko Macchione, American actor, known for Empire State and A Dame Called Humidity (2013)
- Michael Macchione, American soccer forward who played for the Portland Timbers in 1988
- Mikko Macchione, American playwright, known for co-authoring Body Indemnity
- Andrea Macchione, Italian assistant director, Flowers from Another World (1999), Familia (1996) and Hazlo por mí (1998)
- Pietro Macchione, Italian author, known for his work L'oro e il ferro. Storia della Franco Tosi (1987)