The surname Pacella evolved from the Latin word "pax," which means "peace." The surname was likely originally a
for a person who was of a peaceful nature, or who sought peace in the figure of Christ.
The surname Pacella was first found in with Negusante Paci, who arrived in Italy with Emperor Federico I and settled in Bologna.
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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.
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... Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pacella Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.