From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Mancia 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 Mancia is a name for a person who was equally adept and skilled in the use of both hands. The name Mancini is derived from the Italian word mancino, which means one who is ambidextrous.
Early Origins of the Mancia family
The surname Mancia was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the main branch of the family originates. Leonardo Mancini, was a bishop in Orvieto in 1295. Also noteworthy is Daccino Mancini, who was the ambassador to the Sicilian King in 1406 and then to the Pope in 1408. Around the same period, Giuseppe Mancini was the Archbishop of Siena, and about 400 years later, another Archbishop, this time of Cosenza, was Domenico Mancinelli. The Mancinelli family is known for being one of the oldest families in the city of Narni in the region of Umbria.
Early History of the Mancia family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mancia research.Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1482, 1483, 1483, 1934, 1452, 1505, 1558, 1630, 1602, 1650, 1646, 1699, 1636, 1657, 1640, 1715, 1639, 1708, 1636, 1657, 1639, 1715, 1649 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Mancia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mancia Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local
spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Mancia. These spelling variations
include Mancin, Mancina, Mancinelli, Mancinetti, Mancino and many more.
Early Notables of the Mancia family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Antonio Mancinelli (1452-1505), a humanist pedagogue, grammarian, and rhetorician; Laure served brilliantly in the armies of Louis XIV, Marie was the wife of the Duc di Bouillon and patroness of men of letters such as LaFontaine, Corneille and Moliére; Hortense was the wife of... Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mancia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mancia family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mancia were
Mancia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Eugenio Mancia, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1896
- Immacolata Mancia, aged 5, who settled in America, in 1896
Mancia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Luigi Mancia, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1902
- Fortunato Mancia, aged 29, who emigrated to America, in 1902
- Adolfo Mancia, aged 28, who landed in America from Fiuminata, Italy, in 1911
- Concetta Mancia, aged 16, who settled in America from Nicosia, Sicily, in 1912
- Francesco Mancia, aged 17, who landed in America from Perugia, Italy, in 1912
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