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The Noble Family of Bernardo, described as Catalunyan pirates (1287) who settled in Malta.

This family is listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647).

Updated 01-08-2017.

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“Nel 1416 habbiamo un Michele di Bernardo, che intervenen con altri nostri Cittadini ad un consiglio dell’ Universita’; egli fu’ Giurato nel 1435 com’ e’ stato anche Bartolo, o’ Bartolomeo similmente uno de’ Giurati el 1475 nominato in un transonto del privilegio d’aggregatione dell’isola fatta dal Re’ Alfonso, come appare negli’ atti di Notaro Paolo Bonello; di lui, o’ d’altro Bartolomeo leggiamo essere stato fondatore del Iuspadronato de’ Bernardi, ne gl’ atti di Giacomo Bondi’ nel 1520 cioe’ che Michel, e Federico Falsone fratelli, e Giovanni Calava’ loro consobrino, come eredi delel loro madri, figliuole, del nobile Bartolomeo di Bernardo fondatore, allora defonto, faccessero la nominatione del Beneficiato. Presso Zurita ritroviamo la detta famiglia in Saragoza d’Aragona, intorno al 1287 e nella regia Cancellaria di Palermo, si ravvisa Petrus Bernardi Pirata Catalanus, costui con galee, o’ altri legni depredava I Venetiani nel 1365. ” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

THE GENEALOGY OF THE BERNARDO FAMILY:-

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Paolo di Bernardo, Patrician of Venice, married 1400 Princess Irene Asen Shishman of Bulgaria (See Below), with issue.

1. Michele de Bernardo (Settled in Malta 1430), Jurat 1434., (Cr 1375) Barons di Barberi, 1st Barone di Majmuni, (Cr: 1398), (Reference: Documentary Sources of Maltese History - Part II - Documents in the State Archives Palermo; No 1. Cancelleria Regia 1259 -1400: edited by Stanley Fiorini, Malta University Press 1999, page 237-238, 240-241, 245-246, 249-250), married Chiusa de Baroni di Astis, with issue.
1.1. Bartolomeo de Bernardo, 2nd Barone di Majmuni, Jurat 1475., married
Freda di Bocchio., with issue.
1.1.1. Preziosi de Bernardo, 3rd Baroness di Majmuni., married
Franco Calava, with issue. (See Calava in Extinct titles).
1.1.2. Elagia de Bernardo, married 1492 to
Andrea Falzone.
1.1.3. Amata de Bernardo, married
Notary Giacomo Falzone.
1.2. Giovanni de Bernardo, married Imperia.., with issue.
1.2.1. Agata de Bernardo, married Gugliemo Agius.
1.2.2. Francesca de Bernardo, married
Giovanni Piscopo.

1.2.3. Chco. Michele Antonio Bernardo, married 1497 to Elvira de Forreggiani, with issue.

1.2.3.1. Giovanni Bernardo, (1500-42), ‘Priest'.

1.2.3.2. Bartolomeo Bernardo, (1502-62), married to Nobile Antonia Cuzkeri, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1. Michele Bernardo, (1530-80), married to Nobile Maria de Forreggiani, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1. Marietta Bernardo, married 1605 Vittoriosa to Pietro Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, (A descendant of Rajko Moneta, Noble of Zeta d. 1424 and Jelana Munjavcevic, whose descendants migrated to Venice in poverty), with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1. Gio Paolo Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1637 Valletta to Geronima Zarb, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1.1. Mco Alexandro Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1668 Vittoriosa to Veronica Briffa, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1.1.1. Mco Notary Gio Antonio Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, maried 1716 Zebbug to Caterina Vella, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1.1.1.1. Elena Moneta Vella, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1756 Valletta to Conte Giorgio Ciantar Paleologo.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1.2. Florinda Moneta,Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1671 Vittoriosa to Bartolomeo Biagio.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1.3. Maruzza Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1672 Valletta to Ignazio Matthia.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1.4. Maria Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1688 Valletta to Carlo Salanitro.

1.2.3.2.1.1.1.5. Clara Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1690 Valletta to Baldassare Canizzaro.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2. Argenta Moneta, Noble of Zeta, Patrizo Venetia, married 1633 Valletta to Arfio (Rafaele) d'Amato, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.1. Giacomo d'Amato, married 1680 Rabat Gozo to Bibiana Mifsud, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.1.1. Matteo d'Amato, married 1700 Valletta to Anna Idoneo, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.1.1.1. Paolo d'Amato, married 1752 Attard to Maria Attard, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.1.1.1.1. Teresa d'Amato, married 1781 Valletta to Gio Battista Borg.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.2. Grazio d'Amato, married 1678 Valletta to Margherita Sceberras, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.2.1. Rosa Adeodata d'Amato, married 1698 Valletta to Matteo Giuseppe Antonelli, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.2.1.1. Anna Antonelli, married 1728 Valletta to Giuseppe Galea.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.2.1.2. Rosalba Antonelli, married 1735 Valletta to Andrea von Hoffnabel of Munich, Bavaria, with issue.

1.2.3.2.1.1.2.2.1.2.1. Maria Anna von Hoffnabel, married 1759 Valletta to Giovanni Lombardo.

1.2.3.2.2. Antonia Bernardo, (1532-), married to Giovanni Rapa, 2nd Baron.

1.2.3.2.3. Elizabetta Bernardo, (1553-), married to Agostino de Mangion.

1.2.3.2.4. Christos Bernardo, (1556-), ‘Abbott’.

1.2.3.3. Amata Bernardo, (1504-), married to Giovanni Vella.

1.2.3.4. Elizabetta Bernardo, (1505-), married to Giuseppe Sceberras.
1.3. Preziosi de Bernardo,  married
Tomeo Imbroll.
1.4. Antonella de Bernardo, married
Pino d'Amedeo.
1.5. Amata de Bernardo, married
Jaimes di Bocchio.

Royal House of Shishman ( Click for reference)

 

1. One Shishman, a boyar, declared himself indepent from Bulgaria and established the principality of Vidin, a city on the Danube; he had issue

1.1. Michael III Shishman, Despot of Vidin, Tsar of the Bulgarians (1323-30), +1330; 1m: NN; 2m: ca 1300 (repudiated 1324) Ana of Serbia (after 1346); 3m: after VIII.1324 Theodora Palaiologina

1.1.1. Iwan Stepan Shishman, Tsar of the Bulgarians (1330-31), thereafter he lived in Naples, +there ca 1373; m.N, an illegitimate dau.of Philip of Naples, Pr of Tarento

1.1.2. Prince Shishman, +in Dubrovnik

1.1.3. Prince Michael Shishman, Pr of Vidin

1.2. Prince Belaur Shishman

1.3. Princess Kereza Petriza Shishman; m.Despot Srazimir

1.3.1.Iwan Alexander Asen, Tsar of the Bulgarians (1331-71), +17.2.1371; 1m: ca 1320 (repudiated 1340) Teodora Bassaraba; 2m: ca 1345 a Jewish woman named Sarah, who changed her name to Teodora

1.3.1.1. [1m.] Michael Asen, coTsar in Adrianople, *1321, +k.a.against the Turks 1354; m.Adrianople 1336 Irene Palaiologina (+after 1356)

1.3.1.1.1. Prince Alexios Asanes Shishman

1.3.1.1.1.1. Princess Irene Asanes Shishman; married to.Paolo di Bernardo, a patrician of Venice

1.3.1.2. [1m.] Prince Iwan Sracimir Shishman, Pr of Vidin (1360-96), +after 15.9.1396; m.before 1369 Ana Slava Bassaraba

1.3.1.2.1. Prince Konstantin, +Belgrade 1422

1.3.1.2.2. Princess Dorothea, +ca 1390; m.King Stefan Tvrtko I of Bosnia

1.3.1.3.[1m.] Prince Iwan Asen, +k.a.against the Turks 1354

1.3.1.4.[2m.] Iwan Shishman, Tsar of the Bulgarians (1371-93), +imprisoned at Phillipoli 1395; 1m: Maria N; 2m: Dragana, dau.of Knez Lazar of Serbia

1.3.1.4.1. Prince Alexander Shishman, a Moslem, Stattholder in Asia Minor and Smyrna, +k.a.1418

1.3.1.4.2. Prince Frutshin=Vladislav Shishman, a Hungarian diplomat in Albania

1.3.1.4.3. Princess Tamara Shishman; m.1375 Sultan Murad I; NOTE: when the sources say a Christian lady married a Turkish sultan, it really means that the lady was taken into his harem as a concubine

1.3.1.4.4. Princess Keratza Shishman, *1348, +1390; m.ca 1365 Emperor Andronikos IV Palaiologos of Byzantium (*1348 +1385)

1.3.1.4.5. Princess Desislawa Shishman; m.Pr Konstantin of Welbuschd (+1394)

1.3.2. Prince Iwan Komnenos Asen, +ca 1363; 1m: NN; 2m: ca 1355 Anna, dau.of Andronikos Palaiologos 1.3.2.1. Kominia, +1395/96; m.1372 Balsa II Balsic, Lord of Zeta (+1385)

1.3.2.2. Princess Elena Shishman, +1374; m.1332 King Stefan Dusan of Serbia (+1355)

 

 

SOURCES:-

 

  1. MELITENSIA BOOK CLUB, Issue 1, Abela Commendatore Fra Gian. Francesco, Della Descrittione di Malta isola nel mare siciliano con le sue antichita’, ed altre notizie. Libr Quattro Facsimile edition. Malta, 1984.
  2. Adami collection, Vol 72.
  3. www.maltagenealogy.com

 

 

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