Category Archives: Our Franchini Family

Tutto Franchini – A New Italian Family History Blog

Welcome to my latest history blog – Tutto Franchini! – which is dedicated to my husband’s paternal lineage and to everything that concerns the Franchini surname and Franchinis in history. My husband Guglielmo (Bill) Franchini and our children descend from … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.2)

Giovanni Franchini atop his beloved horse – Fulmine. See index at: Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.1)

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The Franchini Surname: Origin And Meaning

In the various online sources that I’ve consulted  (none of which are academic) the Franchini surname is treated as one of a group of names beginning with “Franc” (e.g. Franchetti(o), Franchi, Franchina(o), Francucci and Francuccio). The suffix is hundreds of years … Continue reading

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Our Franchini Lineage as of October 2010

As I mentioned in an earlier post I’m just beginning to research my husband’s Franchini line so I thought I would record what we know of his lineage as of this moment. Of course, all of this information needs to … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.1

This is an early 20th century image of my husband’s grandfather Giovanni Franchini (son of the opera tenor Antonio Franchini) in military uniform. Family history says he – was in the Italian Cavalry (Cavallegeri di Lucca) rank – second lieutenant … Continue reading

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