Morrone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Morrone family

The surname Morrone 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 Morrone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrone research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1924, 1471, 1529, 1509, 1580, 1529, 1536, 1520 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Morrone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Morrone Spelling Variations

Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Morrone. These spelling variations include Moron, Moro, Morol, Moriles, Morona, Miron, Moroldi, Moroni, Moronati, Morrone, Morroni and many more.

Early Notables of the Morrone 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 Morrone family

Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Morrone were 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 Morrone (post 1700) +

  • Francis Morrone (b. 1958), American architectural historian, contributor to the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, American Arts Quarterly, the New Criterion and the New York Times
  • George Morrone (b. 1961), American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author
  • Megan Morrone (b. 1973), born Megan Wells Olesky, American writer and former television personality
  • Marc Morrone (b. 1960), American animal dealer and breeder, host of The Pet Shop with Marc Morrone
  • Joseph John "Joe" Morrone (1935-2015), American head men's collegiate soccer coach, eponym of Morrone Stadium
  • Stefano Morrone (b. 1978), Italian footballer, team captain of Parma F.C. (2009-2010)
  • Juan Carlos Morrone (b. 1941), Argentine retired footballer and manager, active from 1958 to 1975 on Facebook
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