Surname Grimaldi
what is the "grim" in "grimaldi"? (The aldo is obviously "wald" or "weald" which means "power" or "rule" or "valdr" which is "ruler", or less probably the Germanic elements ald "old", or adal "noble". "Grim" can be "mask".)
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Grimaldi has the same origin as Grimaldo which you'll find at http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=grimaldo.
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Thanks, then I was right... I exoectedt hat but could not find evidence in the behind the name forum
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