The Morana surname is a patronymic
or plural form of the personal name
Early Origins of the Morana family
The surname Morana was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a prosperous city at this early time. Records show that Bernardino Morano was a lawyer for the Commune of Modena in 1170.
Early History of the Morana family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morana research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1338, 1339, 1344, 1540, 1600, 1544, 1597, 1622, 1717 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Morana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Morana Spelling Variations
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 Morana include Morana, Morano, Morani, Morandi, Morando, Moranda, Morandini, Morandin and many more.
Early Notables of the Morana family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was the Morano family of Assisi, who owned a castle which they donated to the region of Umbria in the 12th century; Barnaba Morani, a jurist and nobleman of the 14th century; Giacomo Morano, mayor of Modena in 1338-1339; Ricco Morano, a judge and vicar... Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Morana family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Morana were Giovanni Morandi, age 22, who arrived in America on April 14, 1881 aboard the "Elysia"; Giacomo Morandi, age 21, who arrived in America on April 17, 1884 aboard the ".