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The Morana surname is a patronymic or plural form of the personal name Morando.

Morana Early Origins



The surname Morana was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: MÚdna), a prosperous city at this early time. Records show that Bernardino Morano was a lawyer for the Commune of Modena in 1170.

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Morana Spelling Variations


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Morana Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Morana include Morana, Morano, Morani, Morandi, Morando, Moranda, Morandini, Morandin and many more.

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Morana Early History


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Morana Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morana research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1338, 1339, 1344, 1540, 1600, 1544, 1597, 1622, 1717 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Morana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morana Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morana Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the Morano family of Assisi, who owned a castle which they donated to the region of Umbria in the 12th century; Barnaba Morani, a jurist and nobleman of the 14th century; Giacomo Morano, mayor of Modena in 1338-1339; Ricco Morano, a judge and vicar...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Morana were Giovanni Morandi, age 22, who arrived in America on April 14, 1881 aboard the "Elysia"; Giacomo Morandi, age 21, who arrived in America on April 17, 1884 aboard the "Labrador".

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. BascapŤ, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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    The Morana Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morana 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2016 at 07:56.

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