The surname Minardi was first found in the unique region of Umbria, in the ancient city of Orvieto. The earliest records of the Minardi lineage date back to the 8th century rule of Charlemagne, with the Monaldeschi family.
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Prominent among members of the family was Lodovico Monaldeschi, who received the territory of Bagnorea from Emperor Ottone II in 975. The Monaldeschi family was also known for their status as supporters of the Guelph faction, that of the Church. From this family also emerged many Bishops: Monaldo, Bishop of Soana, and then Archbishop of Benevento; Tramo di Corrado was Bishop of Orvieto; Corrado di Luca was Bishop of Anagni; Gianfrancesco was the first Bishop... Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Minardi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.