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The distinguished surname Pièrro can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. 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 Venice 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 Pièrro came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

Pièrro Early Origins



The surname Pièrro was first found in the city of Pavia, where records are found in 1040 with Manfredi and Arizzone Pietra, feudal Lords of the territories of Pietra, Bissone, and Costa.

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Pièrro Spelling Variations


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Pièrro Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Pièrro are Pietri, Petri, Petris, Pedri, Pieri, Pero, Pierri, Pierro, Perris, Peire, Peiro, Peyro, De Pietri, De Pietro, Di Pietro, Di Pietro, De Petris, De Pero, Depero, Di Pierro, Petrich, Petric, Petrovich, Petrovic, Perich and many more.

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Pièrro Early History


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Pièrro Early History



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

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Pièrro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pièrro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Cecco di Pietro, ( c. 1330-1402), Italian painter of the Pisan School, date of birth cannot be confirmed, some mention of working with the painter Paolo di Lazzarino in 1350; Francesco Petrarca, or Petrarch, considered to be one of the four great...

Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pièrro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Pièrro Joseph Dipietro, who was a soldier Naturalized at Camp Pike, Arkansas in 1918, a Pieretto who arrived in New Orleans in 1822 at the age of 23, Lina Petri, who settled in Texas in 1861, Luigi Dipieto, who was Naturalized in Chautauqua County, New York in 1906, and August Petronella, who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1868.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pièrro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pièrro (post 1700)



  • William Leonard "Bill" Pierro (1926-2006), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950)
  • Antonio "Tony" Pierro (1896-2007), Italian-born, American oldest living man in the U.S., the world's oldest living World War I veteran
  • Albino Pierro (1916-1995), Italian poet, nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Marina Pierro (b. 1960), Italian actress, best known for her roles in horror films
  • Adriano De Pierro (b. 1991), Swiss professional footballer
  • Simon Pierro (b. 1978), German magician and television presenter

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    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pièrro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pièrro 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 9 December 2015 at 10:53.

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