Nardi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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...
In the United States, the name Nardi is the 8,178th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  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. 
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