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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Paglia family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Paglia is a name for a person who frequently wore a straw hat or who had straw colored hair. The name Paglia is derived from the Italian word paglia, which means straw.

Paglia Early Origins



The surname Paglia was first found in within early records of the Pagliara family, who were nobility in Salerno and were Lords of seven feudal territories.

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Paglia Spelling Variations


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Paglia 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 Paglia include Paglia, Pagli, Paggia, Paglietta, Paietta, Paiola, Paiotta, Paglicci, Pagliocca, Pagliuca, Paglione, Pagliaini, Pagliarini, Pagliazzi, Pagliai, Pagliaro, Pagliari, Pagliara, Paggiaro, Paggiarin, Pagliarolo, Pagliaroli, Pagliarani, Pagliarulo, Paglieri, Paiero, Pairo, Paglianti, Paglionico and many more.

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Paglia Early History


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Paglia Early History



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

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Paglia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paglia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was the Paglia family in Giovinazzo, a town on the Adriatic sea on the southern tip of the peninsula. Gualtiere Pagliara was Chancellor of the Empire of Enrico VI in Sicily; also...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paglia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Paglia:

Paglia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Addasarata Paglia, aged 11, who settled in America from Panni, in 1902
  • Alessandro Paglia, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Sonnino, in 1903
  • Angelo Paglia, aged 22, who landed in America from Naples, in 1903
  • Angelo Paglia, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Moate, in 1905
  • Alfio Paglia, aged 25, who landed in America from Lihrizzi, Messina, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paglia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paglia (post 1700)



  • Donato H. Paglia, American politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State House of Representatives Sixth Essex District, 2002

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Paglia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paglia 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 30 November 2015 at 11:00.

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