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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Puccini. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Puccini came from the name Puccio, which is a variation of names such as Filippuccio and Iacopuccio.

Puccini Early Origins



The surname Puccini was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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. The first notable family was the Pucci del Chassolino in 1108, and the Pucci detti Scarapucci in 1342. They were notable cavalieres. Records also show that Puccio di Benintendi Pucci lived in Florence as early as 1264.

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Puccini Spelling Variations


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Puccini Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Puccini include Pucci, Puccio, Puccioni, Puccinotti, Pucciarelli, Puccianti and many more.

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Puccini Early History


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Puccini Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Puccini research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1396, 1526, 1609 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Puccini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Puccini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Puccini Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Puccini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Puccini: Donato Pucciarelli and Antonio Pucci, who sailed aboard the Orsola, arriving in New York from Palermo March 8, 1882; as well as Antonio Pucciarelli and Antonio Pucciarello, who arrived in New York on july 25, 1896 aboard the S.S. Olympia..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Puccini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Puccini (post 1700)



  • Alessandro Puccini (b. 1968), Italian fencer and Olympic champion in foil competition
  • Domenico Vincenzo Maria Puccini (1772-1815), Italian composer
  • Vittoria Puccini (b. 1981), Italian film and television actress
  • Gianni Puccini (1914-1968), Italian screenwriter and film director
  • Giacomo Puccini, the opera composer, born in Lucca in 1858. By age 19, he was the choirmaster and organist at San Martino, and flourished as the pupil of Ponchielli. Among well-known operas of Puccini's are the "Turandot," "La Boheme," and "Tosca." The composer died in 1924

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    Other References

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    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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    The Puccini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Puccini Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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