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Nardone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Nardone family

The surname Nardone 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 Nardone family

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Nardone Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Nardone 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 Nardone family to the New World and Oceana

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"

Contemporary Notables of the name Nardone (post 1700)

  • 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
  • Louise Nardone, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1936
  • Jim Nardone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1996
  • Colleen Nardone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008
  • 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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