Nadin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Nadin can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Nadin came from the given name Natali, which is based on a saint's name or is a nickname for one who was born on the feast of Christmas. The name Natali derives from the Latin word natilis, which was later used to describe Christmas Day.

Early Origins of the Nadin family

The surname Nadin was first found in the town of Oderzo, which lies north of Venice. Records show that the Nadale family moved from Oderzo to Venice in 1297.

Early History of the Nadin family

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Nadin 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 Nadin include Natali, Natale, Nadali, Nadale, Natoli, Nataletti, Nadalet, Natalini, Nadalini, Nadalin, Natalucci, Nataloni, Natalizi, Natalizio, Natalut, Nadalutti, Naletto, Nadini, Nadin, Nalato and many more.

Early Notables of the Nadin family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Gaspare Nadi (1418-1504), an Italian builder famous for his diary; Giuseppe Natali (1652-1722), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; and Tommaso Natale of Palermo, a famous novelist around 1575. From the Natale family of Trani came many religious men: Alberto Natale, Cardinal of S.R. Chiesa; Pietro Natale, Bishop of Aquileia; Guerardo Natale, minister of the Dominican Order of Monks; Protasio, minister of...
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United States Nadin migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Nadin or a variant listed above include:

Nadin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Nadin, who settled in New York in 1854
  • Elizabeth Nadin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Jane Evans Nadin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • George Nadin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1873

Australia Nadin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Nadin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Charlotte Nadin, (b. 1805), aged 27, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for life for highway robbery, transported aboard the "Diana" on 4th December 1832, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, she died in 1855 [1]
  • Mr. Thomas Nadin, English convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eden" on 27th August 1836, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Mr. Peter Nadin, English convict who was convicted in Knutsford (Nether Knutsford), Cheshire, England for 6 years, transported aboard the "Clara" on 28th January 1864, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nadin (post 1700) +

  • Mihai Nadin (b. 1938), Romanian scholar and researcher
  • Joanna Nadin, English author of children's and teen fiction, best known for her autobiographically based Rachel Riley series of novels

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