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The Nardi surname was a patronymic name, created from the personal name Nardo, which was in turn, a shortened form of Bernardo.

Early Origins of the Nardi family

The surname Nardi 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 Nardi family

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Nardi 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 Nardi include Di Nardi, Di Nardo, Nardo, Nardone, Nardini, Nardi, Nardis, Nordi, Nordine, Nardino and many more.

Early Notables of the Nardi 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 the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and in 1806, Napoleon's brother Joseph was made king, but this...
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Nardi Ranking

In the United States, the name Nardi is the 8,178th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Nardi is ranked the 5,337th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Nardi migration to the United States +

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Nardi:

Nardi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Nardi, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nardi (post 1700) +

  • Clarine Nardi (b. 1949), former attorney general of Connecticut, United States
  • Sonny Nardi, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Archimede Nardi (b. 1916), Italian professional football player
  • Gregorio Nardi (b. 1964), Italian pianist and musicologist
  • Enrico Nardi (1907-1966), Italian race car driver, engineer and designer, founder of Ufficine Nardi car-makers
  • Anacarsi Nardi (1800-1844), Italian patriot
  • Daniela Nardi, classically-trained Canadian singer and songwriter based in Toronto

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  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook