Paiva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Paiva family

The surname Paiva was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Important Dates for the Paiva family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paiva research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1636, 1702, 1718, 1655, 1740 and 1764 are included under the topic Early Paiva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paiva Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pavia, Pavesi, Pavesio, Pavese, Paiva, Pavio, Pavesa and many more.

Early Notables of the Paiva family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paiva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paiva migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paiva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Jacome Paiva, who settled in Paraguay in 1564
Paiva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frank Caetano Paiva, who settled in California in 1887
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