Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2014

Origins Available: Italian, Spanish

Where did the Italian Peralta family come from? What is the Italian Peralta family crest and coat of arms? When did the Peralta family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Peralta family history?

The distinguished surname Peralta can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Peralta came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

 More

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Peralta include Perri, Peri, Perrico, Perotti, Perotta, Perracco, Perracho, Perrachino, Perrachini, Peracchio, Perrachio, Perotti, Perricone, Peracca, Perachis, Peracini, Peraga, Perazzo, Peralta, Peralto, Perolto, Peretti, Peretto, Perini, Perino and many more.

First found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), where Giuseppe Peracchio, was listed as a brave soldier during the 11th century.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peralta research. More information is included under the topic Early Peralta History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Another 409 words(29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peralta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Immigrants bearing the name Peralta or a variant listed above include:

  • Ana de Peralta who immigrated to Nicaragua in 1563
  • Bernardina de Peralta who landed in Ecuador in 1579
  • Cristobal de Peralta who arrived in Peru in 1594

Peralta Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Fernando De Peralta, who landed in America in 1812
  • Bernardina De Peralta, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Pedro Peralta, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821
  • A Peralta, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Juan De Peralta, who landed in New Spain in 1834


 More

  • Stacy Peralta (b. 1957), American professional skateboarder, team surfer, entrepreneur, and film and television director
  • Sergeant Rafael Peralta (1979-2004), American soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross
  • Jhonny Antonio Peralta (b. 1982), Dominican Major League Baseball player
  • Guy F de Téramond Peralta, Professor of Physics at the University of Costa Rica
  • Rene Peralta, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Yale University
  • Gregorio Manuel "Goyo" Peralta (1935-2001), Argentine heavyweight boxer who had 98 career wins
  • Gonzalo Peralta (b. 1980), Argentine footballer
  • María Teresa de Larraín y Guzmán Peralta (1785-1840), former First Lady of Chile and wife of President Agustín Eyzaguirre
  • Joel Peralta Gutiérrez (b. 1976), Dominion Republic Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays


 More

  • Luis Maria Peralta and his Adobe by Frances L. Fox.
 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
Peralta Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Peralta Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Peralta Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Peralta Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Peralta Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Peralta Armorial History with Frame
Peralta Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  11. ...

The Peralta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peralta 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.

This page was last modified on 3 December 2013 at 07:10.

©2000-2014 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.


Sign Up


100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!