Morandini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Morandini family

The surname Morandini 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.

Important Dates for the Morandini family

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

Morandini 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 characteristic. 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 Morandini include Morana, Morano, Morani, Morandi, Morando, Moranda, Morandini, Morandin and many more.

Early Notables of the Morandini 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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Morandini migration to the United States

Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Morandini were

Morandini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Camilla Morandini, aged 24, originally from Osoppo, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Luigi Morandini, aged 17, originally from Premoles, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genova [2]
  • Giulio Morandini, aged 11, originally from Premolo, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genova [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Morandini (post 1700)

  • Michael Robert "Mickey" Morandini (b. 1966), American former Major League Baseball All-Star second baseman, gold and two-time silver medalist
  • Giuliana Morandini (1938-2019), Italian writer from Udine
  • Marcello Morandini (b. 1940), Italian architect, sculptor and graphic designer
  • Morando Morandini (1924-2015), Italian film critic, author, journalist and actor
  • Norma Elena Morandini (b. 1948), Argentine journalist and politician, Senator from Córdoba Province (2009-), National Deputy from Córdoba Province (2005-2009)
  • Jean-Marc Morandini (b. 1965), French journalist

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZB-YM9 : 6 December 2014), Camilla Morandini, 23 Jan 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J687-V2K : 6 December 2014), Luigi Morandini, 09 Oct 1920; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J687-V2G : 6 December 2014), Giulio Morandini, 09 Oct 1920; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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