Thursday, August 18, 2005

Bernardini's from Spain?

While visiting Syracuse this past weekend I got into a conversation with my grandfather about his parents, who were both Sonninese. My grandfather (Angelo Bernardni) told me that his father insisted that the Bernardini's were originally from Spain, where the name had been "Bernardo" or something similar. Now, this is the first I have ever heard of this. Does anybody know of any Sonninese of Spanish descent? I would love to find out it this is in fact true. Then again, it just be a family mythology.


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Anonymous said...

BERNARDINI is a 12th century French name coming from Ber..brave as a bear. It has to do with honor.