The Italian Nero surname is derived from the Italian word "nero," meaning "black;" as such it was likely originally a
for someone with black or dark hair.
The surname Nero was first found in the Tuscan city of Lucca in 1200, when the Neri family was of noble status.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nero research.Another 112 words (8 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.
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.
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.