Facchin is typical of Veneto and Friuli, Facchinetti in addition to the main nucleus between the provinces of Milan, Bergamo, Brescia and Verona, has a stock also in the Gorizia area, Facchini seems specific to the area from Trentino, through the Brescia and Mantua areas, arrives at the Modena and Romagna regions, but there could also be a strain in the Bari area and one in Lazio, Facchino, very rare, seems to originate from the Gargano, Fachin is specific to the Udine area, particularly in the area of Socchieve, they should all derive from hypocoristic forms of the Italian-Germanic name Faccus (see FACCHETTI). We find a Facchini family in Brumano (BG), since 1400, in 1430 a member of this family, this Filippo Facchini moved to Venice and from there to Istria, in 1451 in an act written in the Treviso we find quoted a Basso Fachin: "... pustam vochatam la Cha Bianca positam in villa Tessarie Tervisine diocesis cum a walled dome et cohoperta cupis et la teia etiam cupis cohoperta, cum pratis et pasculis suis secundum et prout tenet et possedit ser Low Fachin.". additions provided by Andrea Balzarotti The Facchinetti family may include among its ancestors also Gian Antonio Facchinetti (Pope with the name of Innocent IX) born on 20 July 1519 in Bologna. He was a good and gentle man, but also very good at diplomacy. Pius V had sent him as apostolic nuncio to Venice to set up the Holy League which in Lepanto, in 1571, defeated the Turks. When he was elected Pope he was already old and sick. His pontificate lasted two months (1591). Before he died, he benefited two of his nephews, one of whom was named cardinal and the other supreme commander of the fleet. The family crest consists of a natural plant, uprooted, on a silver field. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Facchini is the surname of the noun 'facchino' <medieval Latin 'fakinum' which comes from the Arabic 'faq? h' = 'jurisconsult, theologian'. Its semantic degradation to 'bearer of weights' would have taken place in the 14th-15th centuries when, following the grave economic crisis of the Arab-Islamic world, the ancient officials were forced to devote themselves to the small trade of fabrics that they themselves carried on the shoulder of square in the square.
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