JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: BONDI as a translation of YOM TOV (in Italy)? #general

Nardo Bonomi

BONDI is a Jewish surname.

In the past centuries this surname, very frequent among the Sfardim, was
written BONDI (with the accent on the last letter).
With this spelling Bon-dì is a verbatim translation of Yom Tov.
I don't think Sandro Bondi knows or care about this origin of his surname.

Nardo Bonomi
Greve - Firenze - Italy
email nbonomi@...
Researching on:
LUFT Galizia

BONDI is a not entirely uncommon surname in Europe among Jews, both Sfardim
and Ashkenazim. In Romance languages it means "good day," and was used by
Jews who were named YomTov

I just read that one Sandro BONDI, is the national coordinator for the Forza
Italia Party headed by recently defeated Italian prime minister Silvio
Berlusconi. Is BONDI a known name among Italian gentiles?

I am descended >from a line of YomTovs. There are many traces of names
similar to my family name, BERNET, that are associated with YomTovs in the
Middle Ages, in Provence, Spain and Italy and whenever there is a prompt, like
this, my quixotic heart muscle twinges a little.

Information on Italian Jewish Bondis, anyone?.

Michael Bernet, New York

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