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Early Origins of the Mecca family


The surname Mecca was first found in at the foundations of Venice (Italian: Venezia), with the Minotto family.

Early History of the Mecca family


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Mecca 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 Mecca include Menico, Menichi, Menech, Minico, Minichi, Menego, Meneghi, Menega, Menoga, Menoghi, Minigo, Menco, Menchi, Menci, Minco, Mengo, Menghi, Menga, Mingo, Minghi, Meni, Misotti, Minuziano, Mingoti, Menochio, Minelli, Minnelli, Menis, De Minico, Menichelli, Minichelli, Minichiello, Meneghelli, Meneghello, Meneghel, Menichini, Minichini, Minichino, Meneghini, Meniconi, Meneghino, Meneghin, Menicucci, Minicucci, Meneguzzi, Menoncini and many more.

Early Notables of the Mecca family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Rosso Misotti, leader of the Ghibeline faction in Ferrara in 1203. Members of the Venetian Minotto family were brave soldiers: in 1265 Tommaso Minotto led the army against the Genoese forces; and in 1300 Marco Minotto was General of 37 ships which fought against...
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Migration of the Mecca family to the New World and Oceana


Immigrants bearing the name Mecca or a variant listed above include:

Mecca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Mecca, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1896

Mecca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Mecca, aged 21, who landed in America from Tramonti, in 1900
  • Agostino Mecca, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Arigliano, in 1900
  • Anna Margherita Mecca, aged 3, who settled in America from Avigliano, in 1903
  • Angela Mecca, aged 28, who landed in America from Arigliano, Italy, in 1907
  • Carmela Mecca, aged 25, who settled in America from Bella, in 1907
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