Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Pagliero 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 Pagliero 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.
Early Origins of the Pagliero family
Early History of the Pagliero family
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Pagliero Spelling Variations
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 Pagliero 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.
Early Notables of the Pagliero family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pagliero family to the New World and Oceana
Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Pagliero: Leonardo Paglia, who was Naturalized in New York state in 1913, and Mike Paglia, who was listed among soldiers Naturalized at Camp Pike, Arkansas in 1918.
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