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Where did the Italian Pacino family come from? What is the Italian Pacino family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pacino family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pacino family history?

The surname Pacino 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.


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 Pacino 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.

First found in with Negusante Paci, who arrived in Italy with Emperor Federico I and settled in Bologna.


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


Another 335 words(24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pacino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Pacino:

Pacino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luigi Pacino, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Italy, in 1893
  • Francesco Pacino, aged 22, who landed in America from Palazzo Adriano, in 1898

Pacino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francesco Pacino, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Leno Pacino, aged 19, who landed in America from Palermo, in 1903
  • Ciro Pacino, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Palazzo, in 1906
  • Andrea Pacino, aged 38, who landed in America from Salina, Italy, in 1910
  • Guiseppe Pacino, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Grotte, Sicily, in 1910


  • Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (b. 1940), American film and stage actor and director most famed for playing mobsters including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy


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The Pacino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pacino 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 15 November 2012 at 08:28.

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