The Miniscalchi name is derived from the word "maniscalco," meaning "marshall," from medieval Latin mariscalcus, marescalcus; as such it was likely an occupational
Early Origins of the Miniscalchi family
The surname Miniscalchi was first found in Bergamo in Lombardy
, capital of the province of Bergamo, home to the Romanesque church of S.Maria Maggiore that is filled with fine art. The Piazza Garibaldi has notable architecture. From 1264 it was under Milan, but in 1428 it became Venetian. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Miniscalchi family
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Miniscalchi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Miniscalchi, Maniscalchi, Manicucci, Manniscucci, Minicucci and many more.
Early Notables of the Miniscalchi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Miniscalchi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giuseppe Maniscalco, who came to Arkansas in 1918; Antonino Maniscalco, aged 47, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Villavranca Licula, in 1902; Antonio Maniscalco, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1897.