The distinguished surname Arnoldini can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice
. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them 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. Arnoldini is a patronymic
surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Arnoldini came from the personal name
Arnoaldi, which is itself derived from the Frankish name "Arnuwalda." The Frankish given name Arnuwald, which is composed of two elements, arnu, which means eagle, and walda, which means powerful, was given to a person who was as powerful as an eagle.
Early Origins of the Arnoldini family
The surname Arnoldini was first found in the cities of Venice
and Vicenza where Arnaldo Arnaldi was the first person bearing this surname. Arnaldo from Arezzo, born in 1052, dedicated his life to the church. As a result of his loyalty, Enrico III granted him all imperial concessions to the church in Siena. This meant that Arnaldo could essentially treat the church as his second home.
Early History of the Arnoldini family
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Arnoldini 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 Arnoldini include Arnaldi, Arnaldo, Arnao, Arnaud, Arnaudi, Arnaudo, Arno, Arnold, Arnoldi and many more.
Early Notables of the Arnoldini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Alberto Arnoldi (or di Arnoldo) (fl 1364) an Italian sculptor and architect from Florence, know for his colossal sculpture of the Madonna and Child with two angels for the Loggia del Bigallo in Florence; he later directed the works of Florence Cathedral about 1358; Bartholomaeus Arnoldi, OSA (1465-1532), an... Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arnoldini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arnoldini family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Arnoldini or a variant listed above include: Anna Arnaldi, aged 21, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Bresimo, Austria
in 1907; Guiseppe Arnaldi, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Brioglia in 1907.
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