Cimino or Cimini is the name of one or many different families possibly originating from Orvieto. The origin of the name is disputed, but certainly a branch of the family has taken the name from the Cimini Hills, in Latium. The origin of the Cimini name in this context goes back to the Etruscan era. The origin of the family referencing Orvieto, pertains to the Cimini Hills. The use of Cimini as a family name can be traced through history. In a study of family names in Roman Legions, the name DeCiminus is found C. Catullius DeCiminus of Troyes was a Roman Federal priest of the Roman Cult in 210 AD, who dies in Lyon. The name DeCiminus is also documented in "Repertorium nominum gentilium et cognominum latinorum"
The family was important predominantly during the Middle Ages. In Rome the family is noted for having a fortification in Forum Romanum, including half the Arch of Septimius Severus of Severus (Claustrum Cimini); the other half was in 1199 given by Pope Innocent III to the church of S Sergio and Bacco. The stronghold included a tower placed on top of the arch itself.
In 1181, Johannes de Cimino (1150–1212) was mentioned as Archbishop of Dublin. This Cimino is stated to be of English decent. In England and Ireland known as John Comyn, he was consecrated priest on 21 March 1182 in Lazio in Velletri, Lazio. Johannes de Cimino is attributed with founding St. Patrick's Cathedral, after demolishing the existing church. Jacopo de Cimini was made Podestà of Orvieto in 1248. Teodorico was commander in Florence in 1262. Biagio de Cimini was ambassador to the Papal States for Gentile Orsini, Podestà of Orvieto The family achieved additional nobility in Regno (historical name of the Kingdom of Naples) at the end of 1267. Bartolomeo is registered to be in the kingdom 1280. In 1290 Nicolo Cimino was made tax collector in Calabria. Tommaso, Pietro and Riccardo inherit the feudal lands of Rinaldo and a certain Filippo Cimino is made adviser (consigliere)in Vico. In 1273 three Cimino brothers, Tomaso, Pietro and Rinaldo, were sent to L'Aquila. In 1423 Urbano Marino Cimino was given as a gift, from the crown, half the territory of Gabella della Garaffa dei Passi d'Abruzzi, Gabella dei Flagello and a castle in the upper part of Salerno. Urbano was made governor with royal mandate during the time queen Giovanna had left the crown to Renato d'Angio. Renato left the governing of the crown to 16 governors, until he could resume the crown, of which Urbano Cimino was one. A certain Leonardo Cimini moved from Orvieto to Messina, Sicily, and joined in matrimony with the noble family of Calasali from Messina. Leonardos son Pietro lived in Noto, whose son Giacomo was made Patrizio of his homeland by King Martino and the queen Maria, in 1396. His son Giovanni became a lawyer and was promoted by King Alfonso to the office of "Avocato Fiscale del Regno". Giovanni's son Giacomo became several times "Capitano" and "Ciurato". Among the important families of Rome in 1500, the Cimini family is mentioned, living in the Colonna region. Among the noble families of Vico Equense the family of Cimini is registered in 1671. A branch of this family achieved sovereign privileges 10 March 1586, in Taranto, and also recorded as "Patrizia" there. Tommasso Cimini was recorded coming to Lucera in 1605, where he married Barbara Tauro, of a distinguished Luceran family, and had their son Giuseppe. The family is mentioned in the "Capella gentilizia de Signora Cimino nella Chiesa de PP. Cappoccini di Lucera". On 27 October 1788, a branch of the Cimino family were created as Marquis of terra di Casolla Valenzano.
This family is also registered as part of the nobility in Tropea. In 1670 the family was registered among the barons and feudal lords of Abruzzo Citra Cimino was counted among the families of the Carafa family in 1700 referenced relations to. And in 1738 "Cimini" is registered among the important families of Opi of Abbruzzi. A branch of the Cimini family was accepted to be included among the nobility in Recanati year 1710. The Palace of the Cimini family in Recanati is from the 18th century, in its current state, Palazzo Belli-Nicoletti
This ancient family had its noble privileges confirmed in 1341 by king of Naples Robert Anjou and by king of Naples Ladislas Anjou – Durazzo in 1407. King Ladislas sent to Calabria Nicola Cimini as deputy treasurer for the whole of the duchy This family also attained the title Counts of Nicastro.
Notable family members
- Johannes de Cimino (1150–1212) (this spelling of John Comyn is only found once in a papal bull of 1183), Archbishop of Dublin 1181, consecrated in Velltri, Lazio, Italy the same year.
- Jacapo di Cimini, Podestà of Orvieto 1248,
- Nicolo Jacapo de Cimini, Nobleman of Rione di Colonna in Rome
- Giovanni Battista Cimini, made Bishop of Vico Equense year 1300, by Pope Boniface VIII Giovanni Battista, lays the foundation for the chapel "San Gio. Evangelisti". He died in 1343, and is buried in the chapel in an elaborate marble sarcophagus.
- Rufino de Cimino, papal Nunzio, 1317-1320
- Tommasso Cimini, Canon of Rieti d. ca 1340
- Cecco di Cimini, Podestà of Rieti, noted in the war between Castelfranco and Rieti 1394
- Serafino Cimini di Bazzano, (Abruzzo), alias Serafino dei Ciminelli, alias Serafino dell'Aquila (1466–1500), famous Italian poet and member of the Knights Hospitallers.
- Giambattista Cimini, Nunzio of Spain under popes Clemens IV and Clemens X,he later became bishop of Lodi and Acquapendente
- Giovanni Cimino da Noto, Avvocato Fiscali della Magna Curia, Ossia della Gran Corte, in 1424,
- Francesco Marie, bishop of Tarsi and Commander of Santo Spirito church, in Rome
- Paolo Cimino, Baron of Curaro, 1609 in Napoli
- Scipone Cimino, Tropea +1567 Notarius Publicus (1616–1627),
- Francesco Cimino, Baron of Caccuri partly sponsoring the Carmelite mission to Persia in 1604
- Pietro Paulo Cimini, Bishop of Bagnorea +1649
- Giovanni Battista Cimino, Major of Tropea 1671
- Giovanni Battista Cimini, Papal perfumist, and donator of Chapel Cimini in Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi in Rome, which center piece was carved by Giacinto Calandrucci (1646–1707).
- Antonio Cimino, Notarius Publicus, Tropea (1679–1713)
- Giovanni Battista Cimino. Sr, Notarius Publicus, (1636–1689) Tropea
- Angiola Cimini, Marchesana della Petrella, 1700–1727, Famous Italian noble woman through her friendship with Giambattista Vico, who wrote an epilogue to her funeral in 1727
- Giovanni Battista Cimino. Jr, Notarius Publicus, (1720–1773) Tropea
- Giovanni Battista Cimini, Priori
- Giovanni Battista Cimini, was made Count by Ferdinand, Duke of Mantua, 20 August 1682
- Carlo Antonio Cimini, 1632 Baron of Opi[disambiguation needed],
- Lucia Cimini, opera singer at in Venice, noted for the role of "Berenice" in 1673, and referred to as "that miraculous virtuosa".
- Nicolo Cimino, Knights Hospitaller, 29 February 1692, Priory of Capua
- Edoardo Cimini, was made Marquis by Charles VI (Luxemburg, 2 May 1733). He also acquired the title "Patrizio é di Crotone"
- Sister Angela Cimini, from Spiano outside Teramo, Abruzzi.
- Gaetano Cimini born in Maiori 1753 married with Maria Amatruda.Paper factoryowner.
- Pasqual Cimino, Notarius Publicus, (1720–1779) Tropea
- Francesco Cimini. Paper factory owner in Amalfi, 1800
- Serafino Cimino da Capri, Minister General of the "Order of Friars Minor"(Franciscans) (1915–1921), Apostolic Delegate of Mexico (1924–1925), Titular Archbishop of Cyrrhus (1924–1928), Apostolic Nuncio of Peru (1925–1928)
- Dr. Stefano Della Pietra Cimini. Mayor of Maiori 2005–2009
- Leandro Antonio Cimino (1967). Administrador de Empresas, Corrector de Imóveis,Comendador pela Sociedade Brasileira de Heráldica e Humanística,(2009), Ordem do Mérito Cívico e Cultural.*Membro da Ordem dos Empresários do Brasil.*Membro da Câmara dos Investidores do Mercado Imobiliário Nacional Ordenados.<Brasil>.
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