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

Early Origins of the Piccini family

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

Early History of the Piccini family

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Piccini 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 Piccini 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 Piccini family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Nicol Piccinino, a mercenary captain born in 1386 in Perugia. In order to make peace with the troops of Francesco Sforza, Piccinino allowed his daughter to marry Sforza. Nevertheless, his troops were overcome by those of Sforza in 1444 and Nicol was so grief stricken that he died not long afterward. He was buried in the Milan Cathedral. Jacopo Piccinino was a 15th century mercenary captain from Naples. Giovanni Piccioni was an organist and composer of masses, madrigals and motets during the next century. Also at this time was...
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United States Piccini migration to the United States +

Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Piccini or a variant listed above:

Piccini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Catalata Piccini, aged 26, who landed in America from S. Sataldo, Italy, in 1905
  • Alessandro Piccini, aged 17, who settled in America from Carrona, Italy, in 1906
  • Cristoforo Piccini, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Garguano, in 1907
  • Antonio Piccini, aged 33, who immigrated to America from Agosino, Italy, in 1908
  • Ambrogio Piccini, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Altrepovo, Italy, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Piccini (post 1700) +

  • Achille Piccini (1911-1995), Italian gold medalist footballer at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Andrea Piccini (b. 1978), Italian racing driver from Sansepolcro, Italy; he has competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2006, 2008, 2009)
  • Cristiano Piccini (b. 1992), Italian footballer who plays for Portuguese club Sporting CP
  • Teresa Piccini, Mexican ten-pin bowler at the 2006 AMF World Cup on Facebook