Hi, Fellow Alabamians! Yes, I know it's technically supposed to be "Alabamans," but I've never heard that word come out of anyone's mouth, so I'm going with what I've always known. I'm from Mobile and Fairhope on the Gulf Coast, and live up near Birmingham now. One of my ancestors was a colorful guy named Bartholomew "Captain Batt" Ardoyno, a Spanish citizen when he arrived in Mobile, but Italian by birth, so I've been told. He harvested and sold fresh oysters in the Mobile marketplace, volunteered to defend his home from the bluecoats as an artilleryman, and lived just long enough to witnesses the start of the 20th Century. He told his children to tell theirs that if they ever meet an Ardoyno who spells their name that way, they're one of his descendants, because he changed it.
Happy hunting, genealogists!