Monaldi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Monaldi came from the Germanic personal name Munuald or Monald, which refers to one who governed with his wisdom and the power of his intellect.
Early Origins of the Monaldi family
The surname Monaldi was first found in the unique region of Umbria, in the ancient city of Orvieto. The earliest records of the Monaldi lineage date back to the 8th century rule of Charlemagne, with the Monaldeschi family.
Early History of the Monaldi family
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Monaldi Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Monaldi, Monaldo, Monaldini, Monaldeschi, Monaldoni, Monardi, Monardo, Monardini, Monardoni, Monarchi and many more.
Early Notables of the Monaldi family (pre 1700)
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...
Migration of the Monaldi family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giglindino Monardini, age 17, who arrived in America on Oct. 30, 1880 aboard the "Nederland"; Lorenzo Monardini, age 16, who arrived in America on Nov. 4, 1889.