The Nardani surname was a patronymic
name, created from the personal name
Nardo, which was in turn, a shortened form of Bernardo.
Early Origins of the Nardani family
The surname Nardani was first found in the Kingdom of Naples, formerly Napoli or Neapolis, in southern Italy. There is also a city of Nardò in the province of Lecce, that dates from the Baroque era. Belisario Acquaviva, a nobleman and writer from the Kingdom of Naples became the first Duke of Nardo (Duca di Nardò) in the 15th century.
Early History of the Nardani family
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Nardani 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 Nardani include Di Nardi, Di Nardo, Nardo, Nardone, Nardini, Nardi, Nardis, Nordi, Nordine, Nardino and many more.
Early Notables of the Nardani family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nardani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nardani family to the New World and Oceana
Early records show that people bearing the name Nardani arrived in North America quite early: Antonio Nardone, age 27, who arrived in America on Mar. 16, 1882, aboard the "Olympia"; Noe Dinardi, age 20, and Rocco Dinardi, age 35, who arrived at New York on Dec. 20, 1882, aboard the ".