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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Dipalma. 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. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Dipalma family lived in the territory of Palma, which is in Campania, in the province of Naples. The surname Palma was also a patronymic surname, derived from the personal name Palma, which was common in medieval times. The personal name Palma literally means palm, which is the Christian symbol of peace.

Dipalma Early Origins



The surname Dipalma was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy. Research shows that records of the Dipalma family date back to 1190, with Tancredi and Riccardo di Palma, who took their surname from the territory of Palma, near Naples, which they possessed at this time. Naples shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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. The first record of this illustrious family was Trancredi di Riccardi di Palma. Tandcredi or Tandred was a Norman Prince, son of Robert Guiscard who held most of southern Italy in 1070. Trancred embarked on the first Crusade and was also a Prince of the Holy Land and may have adopted the name Palma from the symbol of the Crusade.

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Dipalma Spelling Variations


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Dipalma Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Palma, Palmer, Palmeri, Palmaro, Palmerini, Palerino and many more.

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Dipalma Early History


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Dipalma Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dipalma research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1280 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Dipalma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dipalma Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dipalma Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Guido Palmerucci, born in Gubbio in 1280, a famous painter, Marco Palmazzano, also a painter, renowned for his talents during the mid 15th century. He was known for producing numerous copies of each work, such as his "Christ Carrying the Cross"...

Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dipalma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dipalma Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria A DiPalma, who arrived in New York on the "SS Vincenzo Florio" from Palermo in 1881
  • R. Dipalma, who arrived in New York on the "SS Anglia" in 1891

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dipalma (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dipalma (post 1700)



  • Ray DiPalma (b. 1943), American poet and visual artist
  • Louis P. DiPalma (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the Rhode Island Senate (2009-)
  • Dario Di Palma (1932-2004), Italian film cinematographer
  • Carlo Di Palma (1925-2004), Italian cinematographer, awarded an Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema award in 2003
  • Patricio Di Palma (b. 1971), Argentine racing driver who won the 200 km de Buenos Aires in 2004
  • José Luis Di Palma (b. 1966), Argentine racing driver
  • Rubén Luis diPalma (b. 1944), Argentine racing driver who won the TC2000 championship in 1983, Turismo Carretera champion (1970-1971)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Dipalma Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dipalma 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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