Menotti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Menotti family

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

Important Dates for the Menotti family

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Menotti 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 Menotti 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 Menotti 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 Menotti family

Immigrants bearing the name Menotti 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 Menotti (post 1700)

  • Gary Menotti (b. 1975), American Western Heritage Award winning director, known for Austin City Limits (1995), Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live from Austin, Texas (1995) and A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan (1996)
  • Francis "Chip" Menotti (b. 1938), American actor and former figure skater
  • Tatiana Menotti (1909-2001), Italian operatic soprano
  • Ciro Menotti (1798-1831), Italian patriot, a patriotic martyr of the Italian Risorgimento
  • Gian-Carlo Menotti (1911-2007), Italian two-time Pulitzer Prize winning composer, for The Consul (1950) and for The Saint of Bleecker Street (1955)
  • César Luis Menotti (1938-1978), Argentine football former player and coach for the 1978 FIFA World Cup champions
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