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Where did the Italian Pagano family come from? What is the Italian Pagano family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pagano family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pagano family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pagano, Pagan, Pagani, Paganinni, Paganini and many more.
First found in Messina, formerly Promontorium or Pelorum, a city of Sicily and capital of the province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. First found in Sicily, the names is believed to be of Norman descent and probably settled during the Norman occupation of Sicily from 1260 to the 14th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pagano research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pagano History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bartholomew Paganoni, who settled in Illinois in 1886.
The Pagano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pagano Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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