Pacella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Pacella evolved from the Latin word "pax," which means "peace." The surname was likely originally a nickname for a person who was of a peaceful nature, or who sought peace in the figure of Christ.

Early Origins of the Pacella family

The surname Pacella was first found in with Negusante Paci, who arrived in Italy with Emperor Federico I and settled in Bologna.

Early History of the Pacella family

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Pacella 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 Pacella include Paci, Pace, Pasi, Pase, Pasio, Pacelli, Pacella, Paciello, Pacilli, Pacetti, Pacitto, Pacini, Pacino, Pacinotti, Paciotti, Paciullo, Pacenti, Paselli, Pasello, Pasetti, Pasetto, Pasini, Pasino, Pasin, Pasinetti, Pasinati, Pasinato, Pasoli, Pasolini, Pasolli, Pasotti, Pasotto, Pasutti, Pasutti, Pacioli, Pacchiarotti, Pacho and many more.

Early Notables of the Pacella family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Luca Pacioli, a mathematician in Venice in 1445; Iacopo Pacchiarotti was a painter in Siena at this time. Asprilio Pacelli was a church musician in Umbria, and moved to Rome where he became choirmaster. In 1603 he was appointed musical director of King Sigismund II at the Royal Chapel in Warsaw, Poland. Pietro Paolo Paciotti was a 16th century choirmaster in Rome and was also a composer of masses, madrigals, and motets. Salvadore Pacini was mayor of Piacenza in 1545 and...
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United States Pacella migration to the United States +

An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Pacella:

Pacella Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Pacella, aged 25, who settled in America from Sgurgola, Italy, in 1904
  • Angelo Pacella, aged 20, who landed in America from Sulmona, Italy, in 1904
  • Antonino Pacella, aged 42, who settled in America from Sgurgola, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonino Pacella, aged 14, who landed in America from Sercara, Sicily, in 1913
  • Anna Pacella, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Pacentro, Italy, in 1913
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