Denero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Italian Denero surname is derived from the Italian word "nero," meaning "black;" as such it was likely originally a nickname for someone with black or dark hair.

Early Origins of the Denero family

The surname Denero was first found in the Tuscan city of Lucca in 1200, when the Neri family was of noble status.

Early History of the Denero family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denero research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1609, 1291, 1431, 1450, 1461, 1472, 1482, 1490 and 1515 are included under the topic Early Denero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Denero 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 Denero include Neri, Nero, Lo Nero, Lonero, Lanera, Neriti, Neretti, Nerini, Nerucci, Nerozzi, Neroni and many more.

Early Notables of the Denero family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was a group of 27 priests from the Nero family in Florence, who lived around the 14th century. The Neroni family, also of Florence, produced 20 priests from 1291 to 1431. Giovanni Neroni was Bishop of Volterra in 1450 and in 1461 Pope Pio II granted him the position of Archbishop of Florence. Bernardo di...
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United States Denero migration to the United States +

Early records show that people bearing the name Denero arrived in North America quite early:

Denero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Giovanni De Nero, aged 12, originally from Campobotto, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Nord America" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Maria Carmela De Nero, aged 42, originally from Campobotto, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Nord America" from Napoli, Italy [2]
  • Angela Vita DeNero, aged 37, originally from Palaziano, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Napoli, Italy [3]




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