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Nardo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Nardo family


The surname Nardo 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 Nardo family


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

Early Notables of the Nardo 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...
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Migration of the Nardo family to the New World and Oceana


Early records show that people bearing the name Nardo arrived in North America quite early:

Nardo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Di Nardo, who arrived at Ellis Island New York on June 08, 1892, aboard the "Arno"
  • Rosario Di Nardo, who arrived at Ellis Island New York on June 01, 1892, aboard the "Chandernagor"

Nardo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelica Nardo, aged 41, who landed in America from Napoli, in 1902
  • Antonino Nardo, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Giasosa Naseo, Messina, in 1909
  • Alfio Nardo, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Lentini, Sicily, in 1909
  • Antonio Nardo, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Castelgrande, Potenza, in 1910
  • Calagero Nardo, aged 24, who landed in America from Naso, Sicily, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Nardo (post 1700)


  • Don Nardo (b. 1947), American historian, composer, and writer
  • Sr Nardo Nardo di Cione (b. 1343), Italian painter, sculptor and architect from Florence
  • Giovanni Domenico Nardo (1802-1877), Italian naturalist

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