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The distinguished surname Brandi can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Brandi came from the word branda, which means sword.

Brandi Early Origins



The surname Brandi was first found in the city of Bagnacavallo, where the Brandolini family has roots dating back about 1000 years.

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Brandi Spelling Variations


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Brandi Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Brandi include Brandi, Brando, Branda, Branni, Branno, Brandani, Brandini, Brandino, Brandoli, Brandolini, Brandoni, Brandone, Brandacci, Brandazzi, Brandaglia and many more.

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Brandi Early History


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Brandi Early History



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

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Brandi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brandi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Uguccione Urbino Brandi, who was the Bishop of Faenza in 1327; Ciuto Brandini was a political reformist in Florence around 1345; Brandolino Brandolini was the leader of the city militia in Bagnacavallo in 1397; Sigismondo Brandolini was a Venetian knight during the 14th...

Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brandi 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



Immigrants bearing the name Brandi or a variant listed above include:

Brandi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Brandi, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1852

Brandi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adelaide Maria Brandi, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Rondanina, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonino Brandi, aged 33, who settled in America from Reggio c., Italy, in 1907
  • Adelaide Brandi, aged 24, who landed in America from Rondanina, Italy, in 1909
  • Andrea Brandi, aged 27, who settled in America from Rondanina, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Brandi, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from S. Potito, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandi (post 1700)



  • Andres V. Brandi (b. 1952), former American college and professional tennis coach
  • Tom Brandi (b. 1966), American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name Salvatore Sincere
  • Cristian Brandi (b. 1970), Italian former professional tennis player from Brindisi
  • Jenő Brandi (1913-1980), Hungarian gold medalist water polo player at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Albrecht Brandi (1914-1966), German U-boat commander in World War II, one of two recipients of the Knight's cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds
  • Kristina Brandi (b. 1977), Puerto Rican tennis player

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapč, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Brandi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brandi 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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