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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Mancini 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 Mancini 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.

Mancini Early Origins



The surname Mancini 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.

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Mancini Spelling Variations


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Mancini Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Mancini include Mancin, Mancina, Mancinelli, Mancinetti, Mancino and many more.

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Mancini Early History


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Mancini Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mancini 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 Mancini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mancini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mancini Early Notables (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 Mancini 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Mancini:

Mancini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Damiano Mancini, aged 33, who arrived in America from Elena, Italy, in 1908
  • Leonardo Mancini, aged 19, who arrived in America from Bagherio, Palermo, in 1908
  • Daniele Mancini, aged 17, who arrived in America from Vergemol, Italy, in 1909
  • Ma Giuseppa Mancini, aged 19, who arrived in America from Lettomanoppolli, Chieti, in 1909
  • Eduardo Mancini, aged 23, who arrived in America from Anagui, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mancini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mancini (post 1700)



  • Thomas M. Mancini, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Seaside, California, 2004
  • Philomena Mancini, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1940
  • Maria Mancini, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 2000; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Joseph Mancini, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1960, 1964
  • Elaine Mancini (b. 1937), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004
  • Donna Walker Mancini (b. 1951), American Libertarian politician, Kentucky Libertarian State Chair, 1999-2000; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 2000, 2006; Candidate for Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 2002
  • Catherine J. Mancini, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1996
  • Amelia Mancini, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2000
  • Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini (1919-2003), American professional boxer, father of Ray Mancini
  • Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (b. 1961), born Raymond Michael Mancino, American retired boxer, former lightweight championship from 1982 to 1984
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mancini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mancini 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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