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The Italian Nero surname is derived from the Italian word "nero," meaning "black;" as such it was likely originally a nickname for someone with black or dark hair.

Nero Early Origins



The surname Nero was first found in the Tuscan city of Lucca in 1200, when the Neri family was of noble status.

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Nero Spelling Variations


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Nero 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 Nero. These spelling variations include Neri, Nero, Lo Nero, Lonero, Lanera, Neriti, Neretti, Nerini, Nerucci, Nerozzi, Neroni and many more.

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Nero Early History


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Nero Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nero research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1609, 1291, 1431, 1450, 1461, 1472, 1482, 1490 and 1515 are included under the topic Early Nero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nero Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nero Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Nero Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Nero, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Nero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Raffaello Nero, age 32, who arrived in America on Feb. 5, 1883 aboard the "Trinacia"
  • Nicola Nero, age 31, who arrived in America on April 9, 1884, aboard the "Brittania"

Nero Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Nero arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline Agnes" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nero (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nero (post 1700)



  • Erskine Nero, American politician, Workers World Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1984
  • Arvid H. Nero, American politician, First Selectman of New Britain, Connecticut, 1920-22
  • Martial Del Nero, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1933

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Nero Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nero 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2016 at 16:14.

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