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

Menconi Early Origins



The surname Menconi 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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Menconi Spelling Variations


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Menconi 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 Menconi include Mancin, Mancina, Mancinelli, Mancinetti, Mancino and many more.

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Menconi Early History


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Menconi Early History



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

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Menconi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Menconi 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 Menconi 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Menconi arrived in North America quite early: Antonio and Michael Mancini, who arrived in Indiana in 1896.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 22 July 2014 at 10:08.

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