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.
Early Origins of the Menconi family
Early History of the Menconi family
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Menconi Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Menconi include Mancin, Mancina, Mancinelli, Mancinetti, Mancino and many more.
Early Notables of the Menconi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Menconi family to the New World and Oceana
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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