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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.
The surname Pacino was first found in with Negusante Paci, who arrived in Italy with Emperor Federico I and settled in Bologna.
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.
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.
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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
Pacino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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.
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