Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Ms Andrea Cordani
My name is Andrea Cordani and I am the descendant of an Italian immigrant who settled in the UK.
In Italy the name occurs most frequently in the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Lombardia.
My initial interest in doing a one-name study arose simply from my curiosity to know whether other members of the relatively small number of CORDANI families in the UK were related to me, or not.
In 2005 I visited my own ancestor's place of birth in Groppo Ducale, a frazione (hamlet) within the comune of Bettola, in the province of Piacenza, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
Since then I have been collecting CORDANI names and I registered this study in 2016.
My Guild website is the best place to look for information, at cordani.one-name.net
On this you will find reconstructed trees from the civil records of various comune. At present, this is mainly Bettola and San Bernardino, but will be expanded to other areas.
I also have various databases of information of CORDANI in the UK and in other countries to which they visited or migrated. Because this covers much more recent periods of time, this is not routinely shown online. Please contact me for more information.
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