The surname Pacifico 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 Pacifico was first found in with Negusante Paci, who arrived in Italy with Emperor Federico I and settled in Bologna.
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Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of Pacifico 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... Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pacifico Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Pacifico: H. Pace, who arrived in the city in 1822 at age 55. Another settler of the $ lineage was Franco Pacho, who arrived in New Orleans in 1823 at the age of 60..