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The Berno surname was created from the personal name Bernardo, originally a Germanic name.

Early Origins of the Berno family

The surname Berno 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 Berno family

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Berno 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 Berno 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...
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Migration of the Berno family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Bernardi, who came to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906; M. Bernardi, who came to New York, NY in 1862; Marie Bernardini, age 29, who arrived in American on June 7, 1880, aboard the ". on Facebook