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Ronaldo Early Origins



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."

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Ronaldo Spelling Variations


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Ronaldo 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.

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Ronaldo Early History


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Ronaldo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ronaldo research. Another 215 words (15 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 Ronaldo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ronaldo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ronaldo Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ronaldo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Ronaldo, aged 18, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858

Ronaldo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Baldwin Ronaldo, aged 26, originally from Foligue, Italy, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [1]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, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Argentina" from Trieste, Italy [2]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.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ronaldo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ronaldo (post 1700)



  • Angelo Ronaldo, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952
  • Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (b. 1985), Portuguese professional footballer

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  1. ^ "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.).
  2. ^ "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.).

Other References

  1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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The Ronaldo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ronaldo 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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