Audi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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During the times when surnames first began to be used in this region, a common way to create a surname was to use the given name of the father. Such names are classed as patronymic surnames. Audi was created from the given name Alda, which means "wise and experienced."
Early Origins of the Audi family
The surname Audi 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 Audi family
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Audi Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Audi 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 Audi 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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Audi migration to the United States +
Early records show that people bearing the name Audi arrived in North America quite early:
Audi Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Marie Audi, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 
Audi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas AUDI, who landed in Iowa in 1874 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)