Show ContentsNini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nini surname is a patronymic or plural form of Nino.

Early Origins of the Nini family

The surname Nini was first found in Siena a city in Tuscany, capital of the province of Siena. Notable is the university but the cathedral and other fine buildings present a beauty, rich in Italian art which is unequalled. Many of the buildings are from the 12th, 13th and 14th century but the history precedes to the time of Augustus. 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 Nini family

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Nini Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nini, Nino, Ninio and others.

Early Notables of the Nini family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Battista Nini (1717-1786), an Italian engraver, sculptor, known for terra cotta medallions. Girolamo Nanni was a 17th-century Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Rome. He is known to have frescoed in the chapel of the church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and...
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Migration of the Nini family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Nino, who arrived in America in 1526; Andres Nino, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1539; Martin Nino, who arrived in New Granada in 1588; Juana Nino, who came to New Spain in 1596.

Contemporary Notables of the name Nini (post 1700) +

  • Rose Nini, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980 [1]
  • Marianna Nini (1818-1887), Italian opera tic soprano
  • Alessandro Nini (1805-1880), Italian composer of operas
  • Enzo Nini (b. 1954), Italian saxophonist-flautist
  • Achinoam Nini (b. 1969), leading Israeli international concert and recording artist
  • Nini Roll Anker (1873-1942), Norwegian novelist and playwright
  • Nini Rosso (1926-1994), Italian jazz trumpeter and composer

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