Aldo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Aldo. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, people in Tuscany, who had been going by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types of name created in this region. The surname Aldo was created from the given name Alda, which means "wise and experienced."

Early Origins of the Aldo family

The surname Aldo was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the main branch of the family originated with Taddeo Alderotti, a physician born in 1223.

Early History of the Aldo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldo research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldo Spelling Variations

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 Aldo include Alda, Aldo, Aldigeri, Aldighieri, Aldemoresco, Alderighi, Alderotti, Aldieri, Aldi, Aldiero, Aldini, Aldinucci, Aldisio, Auda, Audi, Audia, Audieri, Audiero, Audini, Audino, Audisio, Audizio and many more.

Early Notables of the Aldo family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was a famous Aldemoresco who lived in the 15th century. He was a great warrior and fought with Naples, helping to possess the towns of Agigliano, Belvedere, Carinola, Carovilli, Foresta. Formicola, Nociglia, Riciano. Ripalimosano, Salice, Sangiacomo, Trentola, and Triviano. His relative Bartolomeo Aldemoresco was the...
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Migration of the Aldo family

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Aldo: Angelo Audino, aged 48, who arrived at Ellis Island from Siderno Reggio, Italy, in 1920; Antonio Audino, aged 7, who arrived at Ellis Island from Benestari, Italy, in 1912.


Contemporary Notables of the name Aldo (post 1700) +

  • Hermes Aldo Desio (b. 1970), Argentine retired footballer
  • Pedro Aldo Polanco Contreras, Chilean politician who is currently one of the Councillors of Pichilemu
  • Mario Aldo Montano (b. 1948), Italian Olympic fencer
  • Carl Aldo Marzani (1912-1994), American (Italian born) left wing political activist and publisher
  • Count Aldo Maria Brachetti- Peretti (b. 1932), Italian businessmen from a prominent family in Marche, Chairman of the Italian company, API Group
  • Aldo Moser (1934-2020), Italian cyclist who rode in 16 editions of the Giro d'Italia and 4 of the Vuelta a España, totaling in 20 Grand Tours
  • Aldo Brovarone (1926-2020), Italian automobile designer and the chief stylist for Pininfarina, known for the Dino 206 GT, Lancia Gamma Coupé and the Peugeot 504
  • Aldo Nardin (1947-2020), Italian professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper
  • Aldo de Cillo Pagotto (1949-2020), Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop
  • Aldo Rebelo (b. 1956), Brazilian politician, Minister of Defence (2015-2016), Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (2015) and President of the Chamber of Deputies (2005-2007)


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