Surnames in Tuscany, Italy

The lists of surnames were derived from the white pages of the 1990's for the recent lists, and from sources as indexes of births, "numerazioni", catasti onciari, parish records for previous centuries.

Surnames in the Provinces of Toscana


The Antenati Portal has records for most places in Tuscany from 1809 to 1865 in the section "Archivio di Firenze". Familysearch has records under the collections "... Stato Civile (Tribunale)" for later years, for some places.

Common Surnames

  • over 6000: Rossi;
  • between 2000 and 3999: Innocenti, Bianchi, Gori, Ricci, Martini, Giusti;
  • between 1600 and 1999: Bacci, Baldi, Bartolini, Berti, Conti, Donati, Giannini, Landi, Lombardi, Mori, Pellegrini, Pucci, Santini.

Origin of Surnames

  • As regards their origin, typical Tuscan surnames are patronymic derived from baptism names, such as Paoli, Pieri and Salvadori, and show a widespread ending in -i (Latin genitive, as in Alighieri= of Alighiero).
  • Another feature is brevity often derived from shortenings as Baldi (from Ugobaldo), Berti (from Roterto or Adalberto), Betti (from Benedetto), Cioni (from Baldiccione, or Ugoccione), Corsi (from Accorso or Bonaccorso), Dini (from Guido, Aldo, Corrado), Gori (from Gregorio), Landi (from Rolando), Neri (from Rainero), Pucci (from Filippo), Vanni, Vannini and Vannucci (from Giovanni).
  • However, also other "classical" surnames are present, derived from crafts (Barbieri, Ciampi, Fabbri, Ferrari, Martelli, Mugnaii, Sarti), titles (Conti, Baroni), nicknames (Biondi, Grassi, Mancini) and places of origin (Lombardi, Pratesi).


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Surnames in the Provinces of Toscana
Toscana region