Ranalli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ranalli family

The surname Ranalli was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The name is so widespread that it is very likely that there were originally several families that took this name without knowing of the others' existence; it is unlikely that all the bearers of the Ranalli name in the world today share a common ancestor. The name is the Italian equivalent to the English name Reynold, which originated from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "ragin," meaning "counsel" and "wald," meaning "rule."

Early History of the Ranalli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ranalli research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1526, 1551, 1792, 1504, 1595, 1671, 1570, 1655, 1611, 1691, 1620, 1676, 1710 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Ranalli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ranalli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rinaldi, Rindaldo, Renaldo, Renaldi, Rinaldis, Rainaldo, Ranaldo, Renaldi, Rinaudi, Rinauro, Rinallo, Ranalli, Rinaldelli and many more.

Early Notables of the Ranalli family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Antonio Rinaldeschi (died 1504), an Italian gambler and blasphemer; Odorico Raynaldi or Rinaldi (1595-1671), an Italian historian and Oratorian; Girolamo Rainaldi (1570-1655), an Italian architect who worked mainly in a conservative Mannerist...
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United States Ranalli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ranalli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfredo Ranalli, aged 18, who landed in America from Onwersa, Italy, in 1907
  • Annina Ranalli, aged 2, who settled in America from Pettorano, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonio Ranalli, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from Anvissa, Aquila, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonio Ranalli, aged 26, who landed in America from Atri, Italy, in 1913
  • Anna Lucia Ranalli, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States from Pennavonio, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ranalli (post 1700) +



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