Show ContentsMorandini 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.

Early History of the Morandini family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morandini research. The years 1338, 1339, 1344, 1540, 1544, 1597, 1600, 1622, 1643 and 1717 are 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

Prominent among members of the family was

  • Francesco Morandini, (c. 1544-1597), "mannerist" painter and pupil of Vasari, known as "Il Poppi"


United States 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 [1]
  • Giulio Morandini, aged 11, originally from Premolo, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genova [1]

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


  1. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result


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