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Morones History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Morones surname is a patronymic form of the personal name Moro.

Early Origins of the Morones family

The surname Morones was first found in Verona, a city in Venetia Italy capital of the province of Verona. This ancient city was the chief town of the Cenomani, a Gaulish tribe and became a Latin town in 89 B.C. It became part of Lombardy (568,) Frankish, Bartolmeo ruled and died in 1304. It is said to be the home of Romeo and Juliet. The city is rich in churches, museums, galleries, paintings, sculptures, statues and monuments. The cathedral was consecrated in 1187. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family name has traced its way from Verona to Genoa, then to Milan, and thence to Mercia in Spain and thence Tortosa and Mallorca.

Early History of the Morones family

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Morones Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Morones include Moron, Moro, Morol, Moriles, Morona, Miron, Moroldi, Moroni, Moronati, Morrone, Morroni and many more.

Early Notables of the Morones family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Francesco Morone (1471-1529), Italian, Renaissance style painter, active in Verona; Giovanni Morone (1509-1580), made a Bishop of Modena in 1529...
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Migration of the Morones family to the New World and Oceana

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Morones: Maria Moron, who settled in New Spain in 1575; Francisco Moron, who came to New Spain in 1575; Martin Miron, who came to Dominican Republic in 1588; Antoine Moron, who arrived in New Orleans in 1721.

Contemporary Notables of the name Morones (post 1700)

  • Enrique Morones, American founder and director of San Diego-based human rights organisation Border Angels
  • Matthew Taylor Morones, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 142nd District, 2004
  • Luis Negrette Morones (1890-1964), Mexican union boss, Secretary General of the Regional Confederation of Mexican Workers

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