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The distinguished surname Lunardi 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 Lunardi came from the Old German name Leonhard, which is composed of the elements lewo or lion and hardhu, which means strong, brave.

Lunardi Early Origins



The surname Lunardi was first found in the city of Novara. Records show that the Leonardi family was one of the noble families in Novara until 1370, when they moved to Milan.

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Lunardi Spelling Variations


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Lunardi Spelling Variations



Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Lunardi. These spelling variations include Leonardis, Leonardi, Leonardo, Leonarda, Leinardi, Leinardo, Lonardi, Lonardo, Lunardi, Lunardo, Lenardi, Linardi, Linardo, De Leonardi, De Leonardis, Di Leonardi, Leonardelli, Leonardini, Leonarduzzi, Lunardelli, Lunardoni, Lunardon, Lenarduzzi, Lenardoni, Lenardon and many more.

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Lunardi Early History


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Lunardi Early History



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

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Lunardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lunardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Count Giangiacomo Leonardi, a military engineer born in Pesaro in 1490. He directed the construction of the walls of Senigallia and in 1553 erected fortifications at Rome. Camillo Leonardi was a doctor in Pesaro during the early 16th century who wrote...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Lunardi:

Lunardi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carolina Lunardi, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Carlo Lunardi, aged 24, who settled in America from Cartylune, in 1898
  • Eafuello Lunardi, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Cartylune, in 1898

Lunardi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bartolo Lunardi, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Malvena, in 1902
  • Arthur Lunardi, aged 22, who settled in America from Italy, in 1909
  • Adolfo Lunardi, aged 26, who emigrated to America from S. Andrea, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonio Lunardi, aged 19, who landed in America from Cortale, Italy, in 1912
  • Angelo Lunardi, aged 47, who landed in America from Tofari, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunardi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunardi (post 1700)



  • Paul J. Lunardi, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956
  • Joseph Lunardi, American college basketball analyst for ESPN
  • Pietro Lunardi (b. 1939), Italian politician and engineer
  • Ivan Lunardi (b. 1973), Italian Olympic ski jumper
  • Vicenzo Lunardi (1759-1806), Italian aeronaut

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lunardi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lunardi 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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