Moranda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Moranda surname is a patronymic or plural form of the personal name Morando.
Early Origins of the Moranda family
The surname Moranda was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a prosperous city at this early time. Records show that Bernardino Morano was a lawyer for the Commune of Modena in 1170.
Early History of the Moranda family
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Moranda Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Moranda include Morana, Morano, Morani, Morandi, Morando, Moranda, Morandini, Morandin and many more.
Early Notables of the Moranda family (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 in Parma in 1344; Bernardo Morando (c.1540-1600) Italian architect, who moved to...
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Moranda migration to the United States
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Moranda:
Moranda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrew Moranda, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 
- Battista Moranda, age 24, who arrived in America on June 11, 1885
- Stephano Moranda, age 15, who arrived in America on Feb. 7, 1885, aboard the "Labrador"
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)