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The surname Piccinelli is derived from the Italian word "piccino," which means "small."

Early Origins of the Piccinelli family

The surname Piccinelli was first found in 1314 with Marco Picinini, the first of a long line of Picinini Senators.

Early History of the Piccinelli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piccinelli research. The years 1386, 1444, 1581, 1594, 1728 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Piccinelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Piccinelli Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Piccinelli include Piccini, Piccin, Piccinni, Piccinno, Piccioli, Picciolo, Piccioni, Picciocchi, Piccitto, Picciallo, Picciulli, Picciullo, Picciuzzo, Pizzini, Pizzin, Pizzoli, Pizzolo, Pizzioli, Pizziolo, Pizziol, Piccinelli, Piccinini, Piccinino, Piccinin, Piccinato, Pizzinelli, Pizzinini, Pizzolotto and many more.

Early Notables of the Piccinelli family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • The 17th century saw the famous religious man Filippo Piccinelli, author of "Mondo Simbolico...

Migration of the Piccinelli family

Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Piccinelli or a variant listed above: Agostao Piccini, aged 36, who arrived at Ellis Island from Pianca Marquis, Italy, in 1912; Alessandro Piccini, aged 17, who arrived at Ellis Island from Carrona, Italy, in 1906.

Contemporary Notables of the name Piccinelli (post 1700) +

  • Giorgio Piccinelli (b. 1930), Italian sprint canoer
  • Neil Piccinelli (b. 1967), Australian former rugby league footballer on Facebook