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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished lapinta family. 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 common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname lapinta is a name for a person with a speckled or dark complexion. The surname lapinta is largely found in the south of Italy and in some cases, it may be derived from the word pinto, which, in the Neapolitan dialect, means turkey or bird, and might have referred to one who boasted or strutted like this bird.

lapinta Early Origins



The surname lapinta was first found in Salerno with Landulfo Pinto, a judge in the province in the 13th century.

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lapinta Spelling Variations


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lapinta Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of lapinta include Pinto, Pinti, Lo Pinto, La Pinta, Pintus. and others.

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lapinta Early History


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lapinta Early History



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

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lapinta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lapinta Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Ugone Pinto, a soldier in Salerno in 1270; Giulio-Cesare Pinto was Lord of the castle of Salerno in 1560; Annibale Pinto was a Colonel of the troops in the war of Ostia in 1576. Many religious men also emerged from this...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lapinta 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



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name lapinta: Abraham Pinto, who landed in New York, NY in 1716; Joseph Jesurum Pinto, who landed in New York, NY in 1766; Antonia Ritta Pinto who came to Philadelphia in 1811.

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    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
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    The lapinta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lapinta 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 19 September 2013 at 03:45.

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