A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of
, including the surname Bardini. The surname Bardini came from the medieval
"Bardo," a short form of names such as "Lombardo" or "Bernardo;" the Bardi form is a
or plural form of Bardo.
The surname Bardini was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the main branch of the family originates. The earliest records of the family date back to 1112, when Pagano di Bardo and his family were the owners of a castle in Rubella. Other records include Bartolo Bardi, a Florentine priest in 1310; and Bartolomeo Bardi, a nobleman of a banking family, in Florence in 1320. Contessina de Bardi (c.1390-1472,) was heir of the Florentine banking family and married Cosimo de Medici in 1414.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bardini research.Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1323, 1332, 1349, 1368, 1386, 1415, 1426, 1451, 1466, 1500, and 1526 are included under the topic Early Bardini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local
spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Bardini. These spelling variations
include Bardi, Bardo, Bardelli, Bardella, Bardellini, Bardelloni, Bardetti, Bardetta, Bardini, Bardino, Bardola, Barducci, Bardotti, Bardoni, Bardone, Bardacci, Barduzzi, Bardani and many more.
Prominent among members of the family was Alessandro Bardi (b. 1323), a Tuscan diplomat; Bartolomeo Bardi (d. 1349), who was appointed Bishop of Spoleto in 1320; Alessandra Bardi, a female author who lived in Florence in 1415; Filippo Bardella and his brothers Giugliemo... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bardini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.