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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 MacIni. 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 MacIni 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.

MacIni Early Origins



The surname MacIni 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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MacIni Spelling Variations


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

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MacIni Early History


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MacIni Early History



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

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MacIni Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacIni 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...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Early records show that people bearing the name MacIni arrived in North America quite early:

MacIni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Paolo Macini, aged 43, who arrived in America from Pistaca, in 1902
  • Guistino Macini, aged 26, who arrived in America from Poggio Berni, Italy, in 1909
  • Maria Macini, aged 3, who arrived in America from S. Giovanni Fiore, Italy, in 1910
  • Teresa Macini, aged 22, who arrived in America from Ponte Lan-delfo, Italy, in 1913
  • Alessandro Macini, aged 47, who arrived in America from Civitella, Italy, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacIni (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacIni (post 1700)



  • Roberto Macini, Italian football manager for Manchester United

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The MacIni Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacIni 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 25 March 2014 at 14:38.

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