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


The surname Nardone was first found in the Kingdom of Naples, formerly Napoli or Neapolis, in southern Italy. There is also a city of Nardň 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 Nardň) in the 15th century.

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


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nardone 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 Nardone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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 Nardone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Nardone were

Nardone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Nardone, age 27, who arrived in America on Mar. 16, 1882, aboard the "Olympia"
  • Ignazio Nardone, age 38, who arrived in New York on Mar. 23, 1883, aboard the "Burgundia"

  • Olga C. Nardone (b. 1919), actress and one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz
  • Michael Nardone, American film and television actor
  • Giorgio Nardone, Italian Director of the Post Graduate School of Brief Strategic Psychotherapy, located in Arezzo, Italy
  • Michael Nardone (b. 1966), Scottish film and television actor

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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Nardone Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Nardone 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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