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Where did the Italian Pallotta family come from? What is the Italian Pallotta family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pallotta family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pallotta family history?The Pallotta surname is derived from the Italian word "palla," which meant "cannon ball." Thus Pallotta is generally thought to have originally been an occupational name for a someone person who made shot or cannon balls.
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Pallotta. These spelling variations include Pallotta, Pallota, Palotta, Palota, Palaini, Palaoni, Palaone, Palloni, Pallone, Paloschi, Palladio, Pallai, Pallieri, Pallio, Pallia, Palli and many more.
First found in Rome where the Palloti di Roma were located. Various families of different lines rooting from this surname were located in Piedmont, Venice, Rome, Messina, Milan, Bologna, and Palermo. Among them were the Pallotta di Macerata, Pallota di Messina, Pallotti del Pemonte. Palladio di Vincenza, Palla di Firenze.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pallotta research. Another 29 words(2 lines of text) covering the years 1508, 1550, 1594, 1663, 1666, 1668, and 1680 are included under the topic Early Pallotta History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Immigrants bearing the name Pallotta or a variant listed above include:
Pallotta Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Pallotta Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Pallotta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pallotta 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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