Palladino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Palladino surname is derived from the Italian word "palla," which meant "cannon ball." Thus Palladino is generally thought to have originally been an occupational name for a someone person who made shot or cannon balls.

Early Origins of the Palladino family

The surname Palladino 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, Venice, 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 Palladino family

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Palladino 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 Palladino. 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 Palladino 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. Giovanni Battista...
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United States Palladino migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Palladino or a variant listed above include:

Palladino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Vincenzo Palladino, age 40, who arrived in New York on Oct. 25, 1886, aboard the "Indipendente"
  • A. Palladino, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Amato Palladino, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Amalia Palladino, aged 19, who landed in America from Montercozvicro Ravello, in 1898
  • Adelina Palladino, aged 24, who landed in America from Amolfi, in 1899
Palladino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfonso Palladino, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from Frosolone, in 1903
  • Angela Palladino, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Adolfo Palladino, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Grottolello, Italy, in 1909
  • Alessandro Palladino, aged 24, who landed in America from Mosciano, Beramo, Italy, in 1909
  • America Palladino, aged 6, who settled in America from Cardile, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Palladino (post 1700) +

  • Jack Palladino (b. 1950), American private investigator hired by the Bill Clinton presidential election committee
  • Erik Palladino (b. 1968), American television actor
  • Eddie Palladino, American basketball announcer for the Boston Celtics
  • Daniel Palladino, American television writer and producer, best known for his work on the animated sitcom Family Guy
  • Amy Sherman- Palladino, American television writer and producer
  • Aleksa Palladino (b. 1980), American actress and singer
  • Raffaele Palladino (b. 1984), Italian footballer
  • Eusapia Palladino (1854-1918), Italian spiritualist and medium
  • Antonio Paul "Tony" Palladino (b. 1983), English cricketer
  • Pino Palladino (b. 1957), Welsh rock and rhythm & blues bass player on Facebook
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