Early Origins of the Ronaldo family
The surname Ronaldo 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 Ronaldo 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 Ronaldo family
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Ronaldo 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 Ronaldo 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... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ronaldo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ronaldo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ronaldo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- G Ronaldo, aged 18, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Ronaldo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Baldwin Ronaldo, aged 26, originally from Foligue, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXXR-34Q : 6 December 2014), Baldwin Ronaldo, 28 Nov 1907; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Costante Ronaldo, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Argentina" from Trieste, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZL-WNP : 6 December 2014), Costante Ronaldo, 12 Jun 1920; citing departure port Trieste, arrival port New York, ship name Argentina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Ronaldo (post 1700)
- Angelo Ronaldo, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (b. 1985), Portuguese professional footballer