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

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 Minichini 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minichini research. More information is included under the topic Early Minichini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Minichini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maddalena Minichini, aged 51, who emigrated to America from Cicciano, in 1897
  • Felice Minichini, aged 17, who landed in America from Cicciano, Italy, in 1899

Minichini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Raffaele Minichini, aged 37, who settled in America from Borca Reale, in 1902
  • Andrea Minichini, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Salerno, Italy, in 1906
  • Maria Rosa Minichini, aged 25, who landed in America from S. Paolo Belsito, in 1906
  • Nicoletta Minichini, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Caserta, Nola, in 1907
  • Antonio Minichini, aged 37, who landed in America from Nocera, Italy, in 1910
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    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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