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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished MacHiavelli family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. 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 were 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 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 MacHiavelli is a name for a person who was one noted for his good looks. The surname Macchiavelli is derived from the Italian word malo, and from the Latin malus, which means dangerous and chiavella meaning nail or spike.

MacHiavelli Early Origins



The surname MacHiavelli was first found in 850, when Ugo Macchiavelli was Marquis of Tuscany.

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MacHiavelli Spelling Variations


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MacHiavelli Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of MacHiavelli include Macchiavelli, Macchiavello, Machiavello, Machiavelli, Machiaverna and many more.

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MacHiavelli Early History


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MacHiavelli Early History



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

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MacHiavelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacHiavelli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Niccol Macchiavelli, born in 1469 in Florence, who was a statesman, writer, politician, and philosopher. His most famous work, completed in 1532, is entitled The Prince, and in it, Macchiavelli describes the way in which a ruler must behave in order to maintain order...

Another 102 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacHiavelli 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name MacHiavelli

MacHiavelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Giacomo Machiavelli, aged 27, who landed in America from Eoniglia, in 1903
  • Nicola Machiavelli, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHiavelli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHiavelli (post 1700)



  • Nicoletta Machiavelli (1944-2015), Italian film actress, known for her roles in Navajo Joe (1966), Scarabea-wieviel Erde braucht der Mensch? (1969) and L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
  • Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian statesman/writer/political philosopher

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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. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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    The MacHiavelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacHiavelli 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 19 November 2015 at 10:59.

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