Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names

Notes and Bibliography

by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman, and
Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott,
October 1999

© 1999 by Brian M. Scott and Joshua Mittleman; all rights reserved.


[1] Gian Galeazzo Visconti was the son of Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan. The second part of his name was clearly intended as a patronymic reference, but it is unclear whether it was treated as part of his given name, as a second given name, or as part of his surname. It isn't even clear whether these distinctions are all meaningful!

[2] Latin vagina is 'scabbard, sheath, case; husk of grain'.

[3] Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano, Catholic Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia Press, Inc. 1913; WWW: New Advent, Inc. 1996, accessed 21 Sept 1999). This painter was a Venetian.

[4] Encyclopædia Britannica Online. [Accessed 24 September 1999].
Loredan, Pietro
Morosini Family
Falier, Marin
Mocenigo Family

[5] Latham, R.E., Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources (London: British Academy, 1965).

Bibliography of Major Sources

De Felice, Emidio, Dizionario dei Cognomi Italiani (Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1978).

De Felice, Emidio, Dizionario dei Nomi Italiani (Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Milan, 1992).

Fucilla, Joseph G., Our Italian Surnames (Evanston, IL: Chandlers' Inc., 1949).

Guido Ruggiero, Violence in Early Renaissance Venice (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1980).

McKee, Sally, Wills from Late Medieval Venetian Crete 1312-1420, vol.3 (Index). (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1998, ISBN 0884022455).

Menant, F., L'Italie Centro-Septentrionale, in Monique Bourin, Jean-Marie-Martin, and Francois Menant, eds., L'Anthroponymie: Document de l'Histoire Sociale des Mondes Méditerranéens Médiévaux, Collection de l'École Française de Rome, 226 (Rome: École Française de Rome, 1996).

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (WWW: Getty Research Institute, updated 1 Sept 1999, accessed 21 Sept 1999).

Rhian Lyth, Italian Personal Names, in Known World Heraldic Symposium Proceedings, Caidan Heraldic Symposium and Scribe's Conclave, 1989, vol. I, p. 107 (SCA: Los Angelese, 1989).

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