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The Italian surname Neri evolved in Tuscany, generally as a short form of a personal name such as Raineri, or Ranieris.
The surname Neri was first found in the Tuscan city of Lucca in 1200, when the Neri family was of noble status.
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 Neri. These spelling variations include Neri, Nero, Lo Nero, Lonero, Lanera, Neriti, Neretti, Nerini, Nerucci, Nerozzi, Neroni and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neri research. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1431, 1450, 1461, 1472, 1482, 1490, 1515, 1595, 1609, 1614, 1615, 1664, and 1666 are included under the topic Early Neri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family was a group of 27 priests from the Nero family in Florence, who lived around the 14th century. The Neroni family, also of Florence, produced 20 priests from 1291 to 1431. Giovanni Neroni was Bishop of Volterra in 1450 and in 1461 Pope Pio II...
Another 96 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neri Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Neri were
Neri Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Neri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Neri Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neri 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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