Mangini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Mangini 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 Mangini 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 Mangini family
The surname Mangini 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.
Important Dates for the Mangini family
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Mangini 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 Mangini include Mancin, Mancina, Mancinelli, Mancinetti, Mancino and many more.
Early Notables of the Mangini 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 Marquis di la Meilleraye, and a favorite of King Charles II of England; Giulio Mancini (1558-1630) was a noted physician...
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Migration of the Mangini family
Early records show that people bearing the name Mangini arrived in North America quite early: Antonio and Michael Mancini, who arrived in Indiana in 1896.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mangini (post 1700)
- Matthew Steven Mangini (b. 1985), American professional baseball infielder
- Mike Mangini (b. 1963), American drummer
- Eric Mangini (b. 1971), the former American head coach of the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets of the National Football League
- Louis A. Mangini, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 2nd District, 1936 
- Daniel J. Mangini, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1990 
- Mario Mangini (b. 1962), Italian professional footballer
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