Marini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Marini originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. 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, 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Marini came from the name Marino, which is further derived from the Latin Marinus, which means of the sea. During the Middle Ages, parents frequently named their children after saints in the hopes of obtaining the grace and protection of the invoked saint for the child. The name Marino became popular because of devotion to several saints, including Saint Marino the Bishop of Rimini and Saint Marino who, according to tradition, founded the first Christian community on Mount Titano and from whom the Republic of San Marino takes its name. Alternatively, the surname Marini is of local origin, derived from the place named Marino, which is situated near Rome.

Early Origins of the Marini family

The surname Marini was first found in Orvieto, a small city which lies southwest of Perugia, where Ugolino Marini was consul for the town in 1068.

Early History of the Marini family

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Marini 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 Marini include DeMarini, DeMarinis, LaMarina, Marinacci, Marinaccio, Marinato, Marinazzo, Marinella, Marin, Marinetti, Marini, Mariniello, Marino, Marinolli, Marinoni, Marinotti, Marinotto, Marinucci, Marinuzzi and many more.

Early Notables of the Marini family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Lucrezia Marinella (c.1571-1653), an Italian author; Onorio Marinari (1627-1715), an Italian painter and printmaker of the Baroque period; and Giambattista Marino (1569-1625), better known as Il Cavaliere Marino, a poet and...
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Marini Ranking

In the United States, the name Marini is the 12,006th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Marini is ranked the 5,024th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Marini migration to the United States +

Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Marini or a variant listed above:

Marini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R Marini, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1839 [3]
  • Mario Marini, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865 [3]
  • Pietro Marini, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
Marini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adamo Marini, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Arrone, Italy, in 1906
  • Adalgisa Marini, aged 29, who landed in America from Fano, Italy, in 1907
  • Agostino Marini, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from S. Giorgio, S. Giorgio, in 1907
  • Adamo Marini, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Montemonaco, Ascoli, in 1907
  • Agneta Marini, aged 36, who landed in America from Montegallo, Italy, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Marini (post 1700) +

  • Lou Marini Jr. (b. 1945), nicknamed Blue Lou, American saxophonist, arranger and composer
  • Franco Marini (1933-2021), Italian politician, President of the Italian Senate (2006-2008)
  • Giampiero Marini (b. 1951), Italian former footballer
  • Marino Marini (1924-1997), Italian musician
  • Marino Marini (1901-1980), Italian sculptor/painter

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Guiseppe Marini (1873-1914), Italian Third Class Passenger from Turin, Italy who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]

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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook