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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cardinale



Tuscany, one of the oldest and most beautiful island regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, including the family that bears the surname Cardinale. 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; 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 common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, names derived from occupations are also found. Occupational surnames, which are less common that other types of surnames in Italy, date back to the feudal era. However, under the Feudal System, occupational names did not become hereditary until the offices themselves became hereditary. It was only after an occupation was inherited by several generations in lineal descent, that occupational names came to be applied to entire families, and so became a hereditary surname. The surname Cardinale is a name for a "Cardinal," one who studied as a Cardinal's apprentice.

Cardinale Early Origins



The surname Cardinale was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the main branch of the family originates. Early records show Iacopo di Nicol di Teglia Cardinali living in the city in 1393.

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Cardinale Spelling Variations


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Cardinale Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Cardinale include Cardinali, Cardinale, and Cardinaletti. and others.

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Cardinale Early History


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Cardinale Early History



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

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Cardinale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cardinale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Cardinali of Pesaro, who was a Bishop in the 14th century; Giovanni's brother Leonardo Cardinali was also a Bishop during this century; records show that Nicol Cardinali of Syracuse was Baron of either Cariato or of Carioso; Guido Cardinali of Pesaro was the...

Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cardinale 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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Cardinale: Adele Cardinali, aged 39, who arrived at Port Colborn, Ont., Canada in 1923; Angelo Cardinali Anagni, aged 39, who arrived at Ellis Island from Roma in 1909..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cardinale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cardinale (post 1700)



  • Lindsey Michelle Cardinale (b. 1985), American country singer
  • Gerald Cardinale (b. 1934), American Republican Party politician
  • Elizabeth G. Cardinale, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dominick Cardinale, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1932 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carole Cardinale (b. 1937), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Archbishop Igino Eugenio Cardinale (1916-1983), Italian titular archbishop of Nafta, Tunisia and apostolic nuncio to Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Roberto Cardinale (b. 1981), Italian professional football player
  • Salvatore Cardinale (b. 1948), Italian politician
  • Claudia Cardinale (b. 1938), Italian Tunisian actress

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Citations


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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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The Cardinale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cardinale 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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