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The Nardini surname was a patronymic name, created from the personal name Nardo, which was in turn, a shortened form of Bernardo.
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 Nardini. These spelling variations include Di Nardi, Di Nardo, Nardo, Nardone, Nardini, Nardi, Nardis, Nordi, Nordine, Nardino and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nardini research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1384, 1425, 1457, 1394, 1424 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Nardini History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nardini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Nardini were 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 "Italia".
The Nardini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nardini Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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