Bernardis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Bernardis surname was created from the personal name Bernardo, originally a Germanic name.
Early Origins of the Bernardis family
The surname Bernardis was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Bernardis family
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Bernardis Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bernardi, Bernardo, Bernardis, Bernard, Bernardelli, Bernardello, Bernardini, De Bernardinis, Bernardino, Bernardotti, Bernardoni, Berni, Berno, Bernetti, Bernotti, Bernaroli, Bernero and many more.
Early Notables of the Bernardis family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Pietro Bernardino dei Fanciulli (Petrus Bernardinus) (c.1475-1502), a follower of Savonarola; Giovanni Maria Bernardoni (1541-1605), a Jesuit monk and an Italian architect who was the first to design the Baroque style in Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; and Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome.
Bernardo da Corleone (1605-1667), born Filippo Latini, a Sicilian Capuchin friar. His father was a shoemaker and...