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Where did the Italian Moroni family come from? What is the Italian Moroni family crest and coat of arms? When did the Moroni family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Moroni family history?

The Moroni surname is a patronymic form of the personal name Moro.

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Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Moroni include Moron, Moro, Morol, Moriles, Morona, Miron, Moroldi, Moroni, Moronati, Morrone, Morroni and many more.

First found in Verona, a city in Venetia Italy capital of the province of Verona. This ancient city was the chief town of the Cenomani, a Gaulish tribe and became a Latin town in 89 B.C. It became part of Lombardy(568,) Frankish, Bartolmeo ruled and died in 1304. It is said to be the home of Romeo and Juliet. The city is rich in churches, museums, galleries, paintings, sculptures, statues and monuments. The cathedral was consecrated in 1187. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family name has traced its way from Verona to Genoa, then to Milan, and thence to Mercia in Spain and thence Tortosa and Mallorca.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moroni research. Another 371 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1509, 1520, 1529, 1536, 1578, 1580, and 1811 are included under the topic Early Moroni History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moroni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Moroni were

Moroni Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Angelo Moroni, aged 54, who arrived in America from Milano, Italy, in 1905
  • Emilia Moroni, aged 8, who arrived in America from Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, in 1905
  • Giulia Moroni, aged 16, who arrived in America from Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, in 1905
  • Giuseppa Moroni, aged 1, who arrived in America from Senigallia, Ancona, Italy, in 1905
  • Ersilia Moroni, aged 17, who arrived in America from Milano, Italy, in 1908


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  • Chiara Moroni (b. 1974), Italian politician
  • Edgardo "Dado" Moroni (b. 1962), Italian jazz pianist and composer, winner of the 2007 Italian Jazz Awards as Best Jazz Act
  • Dora Moroni (b. 1956), Italian singer, actress, and dancer
  • Vittorio Moroni (b. 1971), Italian director and screenwriter
  • David Lee Moroni (b. 1938), former Canadian dancer and teacher
  • Andrea Moroni (b. 1985), Sammarinese footballer


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  2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
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  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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The Moroni Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moroni Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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