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

Early Origins of the Piccinini family

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

Early History of the Piccinini family

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

Piccinini 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 Piccinini 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 Piccinini family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • Also at this time was Alessandro Piccinini, a musician from Bologna who became the Court musician in Modena in 1581...

Migration of the Piccinini 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 Piccinini 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 Piccinini (post 1700) +

  • Alberto Piccinini (1942-2021), Argentine politician, Conventional Constituent of Argentina (1994)
  • Bonifácio Piccinini (1929-2020), Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop on Facebook