Morano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Morano family

The surname Morano 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 Morano family

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

Early Notables of the Morano 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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United States Morano migration to the United States +

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Morano:

Morano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • I Morano, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Noria Maria Morano, aged 44, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
Morano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alessandro Morano, aged 44, who landed in America from Melfi, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Morano, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Tonevecchio, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonial Morano, aged 36, who landed in America from Correvecchia, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo Morano, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Bisaccia, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonino Morano, aged 16, who settled in America from Rosarno, South Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Morano (post 1700) +

  • Michael L. Morano (1915-2000), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1961-77; Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1977-89 [2]
  • Alison Morano, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008 [2]
  • Albert Paul Morano (1908-1987), American Republican politician, Congressional secretary to Rep. Clare Boothe Luce, 1943-47; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1951-59; Defeated, 1958 [2]
  • Emma Martina Luigia Morano (1899-2017), Italian supercentenarian; she was the world's oldest living person at the age of 117 years and 137 days, the only living person born in the 19th century
  • Francesco Morano (1872-1968), Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Nadine Morano (b. 1963), French politician of Italian descent, the Minister for Apprenticeship


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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