The surname Corrado was first found in Bologna (Latin: Bononia), one of the more prosperous cities at this early time. Records date back to the year 1300, when Petrizzolo, Ugolino, Jacopo and Domenico Corradi were citizens in Bologna.
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 Corrado include Corradi, Corrado, Curradi, Currado, Gurrado, Corrào, Corra, Corro, Currao, Curro, Corradetti, Corradini, Corradino, Coraini, Corago, Corain, Corradone, Currarone, Curraroni, Corradazzi, Coradazzi, Corazzi, Corradengo and many more.
Prominent among members of the family was Bartolomeo Corradini of Urbino, a painter and architect who was born in 1445; Eusebio Corrado (b. Milan 1447), theologian, Nicol Corradini, a musician in Cremona around this time; Sebastiano Corradi of Reggio Emilia (b. 1510), Italian author; Giacomo Corradi, law professor in Ferrara in... Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corrado Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.