This surname of late medieval Italian origins, is one of the many examples of what etymologically is known as "The John tribe", and specifically the "Giovanni" branch. These branches include Ciacco, Iaco, Zacco, Ciapo, Giacomo, Lapo and Papo etc., all of which derive ultimately from the ancient Hebrew personal name John. It is not known how many surnames world-wide originate from "John", but the variant forms run into many hundreds and possibly thousands. In this case, Gini is from the same sub-group as Gino, Ginie, Ginni, Gynni, Gian, Gianni etc.. Of all the regions in Europe, none provides such a flexibility of surname form as Italy, name spellings changing at will, generation to generation. In this case the developing forms include the following recordings; Giovanni Giani, recorded at Settala, Milan, on March 23rd 1778; Steffani Ginni of Ligsdorf, Haut Rhin, on November 11th 1777; whilst in London, on August 27th 1792, is found the unusual recording of Jane Ginia who married John Harwood, at St. Dunstan's Church, Stepney. On April 4th 1821, one Esther Ginni (or Gynni) is recorded at Langenbruck, Baset. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Armaud Ginie, which was dated July 30th 1749, a witness at Belcastle et Buc, France, during the reign of King Louis XV of France, 1715 - 1774. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Gianni — ist ein italienischer männlicher Vorname. Er ist die Kurzform von Giovanni, der dem deutschen Vornamen Johannes entspricht.[1] Die weibliche Form des Namens ist Gianna. Gianni kann auch als Familienname auftreten. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Bekannte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • GIANNI (L.) — GIANNI LAPO (XIIIe XIVe s.) Dante cite le Florentin Lapo Gianni parmi les poètes qui, au même titre que Cavalcanti, Cino da Pistoia et lui même connurent le mieux «l’excellence du vulgaire», entendons de la langue italienne, préférée au latin. On …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gianni — (spr. Dschanni), Francesco, geb. 1760 im Kirchenstaate; war Anfangs Schneider, dann in Genua u. seit 1769 in Mailand Improvisator. Bonaparte ernannte ihn hier zum Mitglied des Gesetzgebenden Raths, was er bis 1799 blieb, wo ihn die Russen in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gianni — (spr. dschanni), Francesco, ital. Improvisator, geb. 1760 in Rom, gest. 17. Nov. 1822 in Paris, war Schneider, verriet frühzeitig ein bedeutendes Talent zum Versemachen und trat, nachdem er es hinlänglich ausgebildet, in Genua und Mailand als… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gianni — m Italian: contracted form of GIOVANNI (SEE Giovanni), in very common use. Feminine form: Gianna. Pet forms: Giannino, Nino m; Giannetta, Giannina f …   First names dictionary

  • Gianni — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Gianni imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = Male meaning = Italian form of John, derived from the Hebrew Yohanan ( God is gracious , God is merciful ) region = Italian origin = related names = footnotes =… …   Wikipedia

  • Gianni — italienische Kurzform von → Giovanni bzw. → Johannes (Bedeutung: Gott ist gnädig) …   Deutsch namen

  • Gianni — Provenance. Forme italienne de Jean. Vient de l hébreu yo et hânan Signifie : Dieu est miséricordieux Se fête le 27 décembre. Histoire. C est le prénom le plus répandu au monde avec ses formes dérivées, on peut fêter les Jean à différentes dates… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

  • Gianni Morandi — 2007 Gianni Morandi (* 11. Dezember 1944 in Monghidoro) ist ein italienischer Sänger und Schauspieler. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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