The Palladini surname is derived from the Italian word "palla," which meant "cannon ball." Thus Palladini is generally thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a someone person who made shot or cannon balls.
Early Origins of the Palladini family
The surname Palladini was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy where the Palloti di Roma were located. Various families of different lines rooting from this surname were located in Piedmont
, Rome, Messina, Milan, Bologna, and Palermo. Among them were the Pallotta di Macerata, Pallota di Messina, Pallotti del Pemonte. Palladio di Vincenza, Palla di Firenze.
Early History of the Palladini family
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Palladini Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local
spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Palladini. These spelling variations
include Pallotta, Pallota, Palotta, Palota, Palaini, Palaoni, Palaone, Palloni, Pallone, Paloschi, Palladio, Pallai, Pallieri, Pallio, Pallia, Palli and many more.
Early Notables of the Palladini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Adriano Palladino (1610-1680), Italian painter of the Baroque era; Andrea Palladio, a famous architect born in Padua in 1508 whose accomplishments include the church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, and numerous monuments in Vicenza, such as the famous Villa Rotunda. Vicenza is called "the city of Palladio" as a result of the many designs by the architect. Biagio Pallai, was a humanist who lived around 1550, was secretary to Popes Clement VII and Paul III and became Bishop of Foligno.
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Migration of the Palladini family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Palladini or a variant listed above include:
Palladini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Augta. Palladini, aged 51, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
- Domenico Palladini, aged 21, who landed in America from Naples, in 1897
Palladini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Costantino Palladini, aged 18, who settled in America from Brienza, in 1903
- Arcangelo Palladini, aged 39, who landed in America from Prossedi, Italy, in 1907
- Amateo Lud. Palladini, aged 30, who landed in America from Maenza, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Palladini, aged 16, who landed in America from Campotayo, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Palladini, aged 52, who immigrated to America from Castillofiruna, Aguito, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Palladini (post 1700)
- David Palladini, American illustrator, best known for his Aquarian Tarot decks and children's book illustrations
- Al Palladini (1943-2001), Canadian automotive dealer and politician in Ontario (1999-2001)
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