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The distinguished surname Brandolini 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 Brandolini came from the word branda, which means sword.

Brandolini Early Origins



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

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Brandolini Spelling Variations


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Brandolini 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 Brandolini include Brandi, Brando, Branda, Branni, Branno, Brandani, Brandini, Brandino, Brandoli, Brandolini, Brandoni, Brandone, Brandacci, Brandazzi, Brandaglia and many more.

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Brandolini Early History


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Brandolini Early History



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

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Brandolini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brandolini 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 Brandolini 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 Brandolini or a variant listed above include: A.A. Branda who arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1852.

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Brandolini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brandolini 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 July 2012 at 10:43.

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