Morranni History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Morranni surname is a patronymic form of the personal name Moro.
Early Origins of the Morranni family
The surname Morranni 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 Morranni family
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Morranni 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 Morranni include Moron, Moro, Morol, Moriles, Morona, Miron, Moroldi, Moroni, Moronati, Morrone, Morroni and many more.
Early Notables of the Morranni 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 Morranni family
Early records show that people bearing the name Morranni arrived in North America quite early: 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.
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