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Where did the Italian Natalini family come from? What is the Italian Natalini family crest and coat of arms? When did the Natalini family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Natalini family history?The distinguished surname Natalini can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Natalini came from the given name Natali, which is based on a saint's name or is a nickname for one who was born on the feast of Christmas. The name Natali derives from the Latin word natilis, which was later used to describe Christmas Day.
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Natalini include Natali, Natale, Nadali, Nadale, Natoli, Nataletti, Nadalet, Natalini, Nadalini, Nadalin, Natalucci, Nataloni, Natalizi, Natalizio, Natalut, Nadalutti, Naletto, Nadini, Nadin, Nalato and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Natalini research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1550, 1575, 1817, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Natalini History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 118 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Natalini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Immigrants bearing the name Natalini or a variant listed above include:
Natalini Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Natalini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Natalini 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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