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The Dinard surname was a patronymic name, created from the personal name Nardo, which was in turn, a shortened form of Bernardo.
The surname Dinard was first found in the Kingdom of Naples, formerly Napoli or Neapolis, in southern Italy. There is also a city of Nardò in the province of Lecce, that dates from the Baroque era. Belisario Acquaviva, a nobleman and writer from the Kingdom of Naples became the first Duke of Nardo (Duca di Nardò) in the 15th century.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Di Nardi, Di Nardo, Nardo, Nardone, Nardini, Nardi, Nardis, Nordi, Nordine, Nardino and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinard research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1384, 1425, 1457, 1394, 1424 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Dinard History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dinard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Nardone, age 27, who arrived in America on Mar. 16, 1882, aboard the "Olympia"; Noe Dinardi, age 20, and Rocco Dinardi, age 35, who arrived at New York on Dec. 20, 1882, aboard the "Italia".
The Dinard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dinard 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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