The Tuscan Fanuccis
(Traslation by Laura Tomei to whom go all our thanks. )
Because the author of this article is a Fanucci coming from Umbria, he is not very informed on the Tuscan branch of the family as well as the branch from Lazio, still near the Tuscany border. The aristocratic origin of this family is without doubt, in fact, from research made with the "Consiglio Araldico Italiano" (Italian Heraldic Counsel), Tobia mayor of Tuscania (1259) was found as well as Tomaso, who was named Count by the Cardinal Pompeo Aldovrandi on behalf of Pope Benedict XIV, and with a “breve” (some kind of official declaration/order) dated 10 October 1743 was given this title, extensible to all his lineage. Pope Pio VI confirmed the Count title also to his brothers and their descendants.
At the moment the noble Fanuccis of Tuscany seem to be extinct.
THIS IS THE NOBLE CREST OF THE FANUCCI FROM TUSCANY AND LAZIO
The family had origin in Tuscania. In 1259, Tobia was general mayor of the city. Many of this family were in the Counsel, occupied the first magistracy charges and among the first 50 Knights for the Giglio Military Order, founded by Pope Paul III, Sebastiano and his son Paolo Vittorio are listed. In 1559 the family was subscribed to the roman aristocracy and was included in the Rolla Benedettina in 1740 and then among the Conservatori. In 1540 had the "veterbese" (from Viterbo) aristocracy and on 19 September 1709, Vincenzo, Maria Paola Monaldeschi Della Cervara husband, was integrated in the same aristocratic group of Viterbo. He was accepted in the “Ordine di Malta” (Malta Order) and in the order of St. Stefano of Tuscany. He became relative several times with the noble family Ciuotti, he inherited the patrimony and the name Tomaso in the beginning of the XVIII century. Tomaso was named courtly counsellor in 1747 and in 1748 of H.H. cardinal Pompeo Aldovrandi, on behalf of Pope Benedict XIV, with “breve” 10 October 1743, entitled him of the Count title extensible to his entire lineage. Pope Pio VI confirmed the same title also to all his brothers and other descendants. Count Tomaso was the first squire of the Duchesse of Chablais, sister of King Carlo Felice, was then gentleman of Chamber of H.M. Carlo Alberto, King of Sardinia, then chevalier of SS. Maurizio and Lazzaro and commander of San Gregorio Magno.
Other heraldic research made about 60 years ago report of an Arduino Fanucci, who fought the Gavignana battle in 1530 to the follow of Francesco Ferrucci.
Modern research made on the Internet via Google has given the name of three writers of 1500:
- FANUCCIO FANUCCI - Judiciary counsel of Lucca in 1500
- CAMILLO FANUCCI - Famous writer from Siena at the end of 1500
- TOMMASO FANUCCI - Writer and poet of the 1500 (probably from Umbria)
[ Follow list of works by the three writers ]
Other researches made on Volume 1 of the "Dizionario Bibliografico" (Bibliography Dictionary), Hoepli editions, report a Fanucci Domenico from Lucca, musician and composer of 1700, and a FANUCCI GIAN BATTISTA from Pisa, writer of 1756.
The Tuscan-origin Fanucci crest should be the following one, which original we hope to be able to recover and photocopy, after having seen it some few years ago…
From research made it seems that the place of origin for the Tuscan Fanucci, living in the PISTOIA and PISA provinces, could be PONTE BUGGIANESE, in the Pistoia province, at few kilometres from Montecatini Terme, a village where very strangely there are tens and tens of Fanuccis.
HERE A TUSCANY MAP WITH HIGHLIGHTED PONTE BUGGIANESE
PONTE BUGGIANESE: is it in the Pistoia province. Extension: 29.74 Km2; elevation 14 to 23 mt above sea level; inhabitants 7576; postal code 51019; area code 0572.
Hydrography: the Comune is crossed by torrent "Pescia of Pescia", in the North there is the torrent "Pescina nuova", in the South the "Pescia of Collodi", besides several other torrents and canals, which join in the big basin of "Padule of Fucecchio" (Marsh of Fucecchio).
Bordering "Comuni" (townships): Buggiano, Montecatini Terme, Pieve a Nievole, Monsummano Terme, Chiesina Uzzanese, Fucecchio, Massa e Cozzile, Larciano
"Frazioni" (settlements): Albinatico, Anchione, Casabianca, Fattoria, Ponte di Mingo, Vione.
The village, in the centre of Valdinievole, shows a totally flat territory, which is mostly land reclaimed by time to the waters of the Marsh of Fucecchio and from humid areas, which are even now part of the same Marsh, today a natural oasis (nature protected area).
For more information on the township of Ponte Buggianese you can link to Comune official website , a really well done and updated website, where you can find all of the possible information about the history, the churches, the monuments, the community events, the restaurants and hotels.
To find all of the addresses and the telephone numbers for all of the Fanuccis in one Region, one can use INTERNET, the Virgilio search engine offers the PAGINE BIANCHE (White Pages), in other words the telephone book via Internet, it is sufficient to input the province or the town and the desired last name and one can obtain all of the addresses.
Please be aware that not all of the Fanuccis are listed in the telephone book and in some cases the last name has been written incorrectly as "Fannucci"
HERE ALL OF THE TELEPHONE BOOKS WITH ALL THE
FANUCCIS IN THE COMUNE DI PONTE BUGGIANESE
FANUCCIS IN THE PISTOIA PROVINCE
FANUCCIS IN THE LUCCA PROVINCE
FANUCCIS IN TUSCANY (REGION)
made by foreigners on the Fanucci family
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 7:39 PM
Subject: primeiro contato
Sou bisneto de Alfredo Fanucci (PISA) e pesquiso a orígem de minha família.
Sou advogado especialista em Direito Público Municipal, resido em Bragança
Paulista - Estado de São Paulo - Brasil
Solicito maiores informações sobre FANUCCI.
From: Francesca Fanucci (email@example.com)
Date: Sep 12, 2005 12:43 AM
Subject: Information on Alfredo Fanucci from Pisa
I hope you understand English - I do not speak portuguese :-(
I am a great-grand-daughter of Alfredo Fanucci from Pisa. Is he the same
relative as yours? He was married to Corinna Pini and had four children -
Lamberto (my grandfather, now deceased), Rolando, Lodoletta and Rossana (all living).
Can you send me more information about your ancestor? I go back to Pisa
quite often, although I live in London - and I could find out more information.
P.S. Entiende Usted Espanol? Si no ha entendido esta carta, por favor me lo haga saber! Gracias.
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 5:06 AM
Subject: Fanucci family name
I have found your website regarding the Fanucci families of northern Italy. My ancestors emigrated to the United States at the turn of the last century. Although my grandmother, Louise Fanucci Ramacciotti, is now deceased, I do know a fair amount regarding her family history.
Her parents, Angelo and Clelia (nee Vantini) came from Lucca, and her grandfather’s name was Domenico Fanucci, born approximately 1840-1850.
Her grandmother was Gelsumina Giomatti (Giamatti?), and was approximately the same age as Domenico.
As I understand it, this part of the family lived in Lucca and some extended family in Lunata. May I ask if you are aware of other Fanucci descendents, either in the Lucca area, or in other parts of the world?
I am happy to share any particulars, in the event that our respective families share ancenstry.
Dr Timothy Ramacciotti MD
University of New South Wales
From: "George Fanucci" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2005 12:41 AM
Subject: Fanucci history?
I do not read Italian, but I discovered your web page.
If you can share info in English, please email me at
I have information on Fanucci families that emigrated from Italy to California between 1907 - 1910.
I'm looking for connections with family history around Pisa, 1800-1910, or before.
I have some info on my grandfather, Tito FANUCCI b: 11 Jun 1881 d: 10 Jun 1951; and his two brothers (Cesare FANUCCI b: 25 Nov 1875 d: 11 Mar 1946; and Carlo FANUCCI b: 22 Aug 1890 d: 29 Oct 1966) who emigrated from Italy to California about 1907-1910; and their descendants in Italy and in Northern California.
I'm looking for more information on any ancestors and family of:
Joseph FANUCCI was born ABT 1855 in Italy, near Pisa?
Amelia BERTOLUCCI was born ABT 1855 in Italy, near Pisa?
Children of Amelia BERTOLUCCI and Joseph FANUCCI are:
I - Cesare FANUCCI was born 25 Nov 1875 in Italy, and died 11 Mar 1946 in
San Francisco, California. He married Ida MORINI ABT 1894 in Italy. She was
born in Italy.
II - Tito FANUCCI was born 11 Jun 1881 in Migliarino, Pisa, Italy, and
died 10 Jun 1951 in Santa Clara, California. He married Maria Jaconda
BERTOLANI ABT 1906 in Italy. She was born 27 Dec 1880 in Migliarino, Pisa,
Italy, and died 25 Apr 1960 in Santa Cruz, California.
III - Carlo FANUCCI was born 22 Aug 1890 in Italy, and died 29 Oct 1966
in San Francisco, California. He married Eva (Evidea) GEMIGNANI ABT 1910 in
Italy. She was born ABT 1891 in Italy.
George Fanucci (GeoFan49-RootsWeb@yahoo.com)
Please see my web pages:
http://tinyurl.com/8qzqu   and   http://tinyurl.com/bq8he
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From: Valerie (email@example.com)
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 3:04 PM
Subject: Descendant of Pier Francesco Fanucci Pistoia, Italy
Your web page was sent to me, and I was thrilled to receive it!
I am a direct descendant of PIER FRANCESCO FANUCCI from Traversagna, Massa/Cozzile, Pistoia, Italy my Italian ancestry has been researched and recorded by a professional genealogist. Pier Francesco Fanucci's daughter (his wife unknown to me at this time) was MARIA ORSOLA FANUCCI who married FRANCISCO PIPPI; these are my father's gg-grandparents through their son AGOSTINO PIPPI m. MARIE PELLEGRINI.
Please see my Tribal Pages web site for additional information.
I would be very grateful to hear from anyone who may know more about these ancestors.
Thank you! (Ciao!)
New Mexico, U.S.A.
Il 4 maggio 2006 ci ha scritto dall'Argentina Claudia Fanucci:
From: "Claudia Fanucci" - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 8:57 PM Subject: Fanucci en Argentina
CLAUDIA FANUCCI, HIJA DE VALENTIN FANUCCI, HIJO DE THEODORO FANUCCI.
Le escribo para informarle que los Fanucci hemos llegado hasta la Argentina. Mi padre, Valentin Fanucci, era hijo de Theodoro Fanucci, quien tenía 4 hermanos mas: Jhoaquino, Norandino, Dionisio y Pilare. Theodoro se casó con Severina Tomei y tuvo 5 hijos : Valentin, Antonio, Ines, Maria y Isabel.
Eran de la region de Ponte Buggianese, pero lamentablemente, no tengo mas informacion que brindarle. Quisiera saber quien fue mi bisabuelo (bis nonni) de mi padre (Valentin).
Desde ya muchas gracias,
Saludos cordialmente, Claudia Fanucci.
----- Original Message -----
From: G Fanucci
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 3:44 AM
Subject: Fanucci Genealogy, California and Toscana, website
Please include this on your webpage:
Fanucci Genealogy, California and Toscana
Surnames: FANUCCI, BERTOLUCCI, BERTOLANI, etc.
Places: Migliarino, Vecchiano, Pisa, Lucca, etc.
Any relatives, please make contact. Thanks.
I look forward for any kind of further information or news concerning the Fanuccis worldwide.
On this purpose, I hereby invite any acquainting person to write me on this issue on the address below:
Fanucci Cristiano via V. Veneto, 14 - 40050 Villanova di Castenaso (BO)
Telephone (0039) 051 781576