Menichelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Menichelli family

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

Early History of the Menichelli family

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Menichelli 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 Menichelli 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 Menichelli 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 the Greeks; Alessandro Minuziano was an editor and printer in Puglia in 1450 who printed the first edition of the collected works of Cicero; Giacomo Menochio was a prominent jurist...
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Migration of the Menichelli family

Immigrants bearing the name Menichelli or a variant listed above include: Augusta Minghelli, who arrived in America on July 2, 1884, aboard the "St. Germain;" Alessandro Minghetti, who arrived in America on Nov. 8, 1883, aboard the ".


Contemporary Notables of the name Menichelli (post 1700) +

  • Franco Menichelli (b. 1941), Italian former gymnast and Olympic champion at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Giuseppa Iolanda "Pina" Menichelli (1890-1984), Italian actress and silent film star
  • Giampaolo Menichelli (b. 1938), retired Italian footballer


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