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The Beraldo family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Beraldo family lived in the region of Piedmont.

Beraldo Early Origins



The surname Beraldo was first found in the valleys of Maira, which lie south of Turin. The Berardi family can be traced back to this area, where they resided in the 12th century. Saint Berardo (died 1123) is an Italian saint, patron saint of the city and diocese of Teramo.

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Beraldo Spelling Variations


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Beraldo 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 characteristi c. 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 Beraldo include Berardi, Berardo, Berardis, Beraldi, Beraldo, Beraudo, Verardi, Verardo, Veraldi, Veraldo, Veralli, Verallo, Velardi, Velardo, Vilardi, Vilardo, Berardelli, Berardini, Berardino, Berardinelli, Berardinetti, Berardocchi, Berarducci, Beraldini, Beraldin, Belardelli, Belardetti, Belardini, Belardinelli, Belardoni, Bellardino and many more.

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Beraldo Early History


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Beraldo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beraldo research. More information is included under the topic Early Beraldo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beraldo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beraldo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Berardi, an ecclesiastic in Tagliacozzo in the 13th century; Aldevrandino Beraldi was councillor of Treviso in the 14th century; Tommaso Beraldi was a judge and ambassador in Venice in 1320; Bartolomeo Beraldo was mayor of Castelfranco in 1387; Baldassarre Berardi was a castle...

Another 160 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beraldo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first North American settlers with Beraldo name or one of its variants:

Beraldo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Serofino Beraldo, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1892

Beraldo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Domenico Beraldo, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Rossano, in 1906
  • Salvatore Beraldo, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Atripaldo, Avellino, in 1909
  • Luigi Beraldo, aged 47, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Luigi Beraldo, aged 47, who landed in America from Genoa, in 1922
  • Giovanni Beraldo, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1922

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beraldo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beraldo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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