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

Pallas Early Origins



The surname Pallas 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.

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Pallas Spelling Variations


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Pallas 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 Pallas. These spelling variations include Pallotta, Pallota, Palotta, Palota, Palaini, Palaoni, Palaone, Palloni, Pallone, Paloschi, Palladio, Pallai, Pallieri, Pallio, Pallia, Palli and many more.

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Pallas Early History


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Pallas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pallas research. Another 29 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1680, 1508, 1550, 1594, 1668, 1663, 1666, 1680, 1637 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Pallas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pallas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pallas Early Notables (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...

Another 118 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pallas 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



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

Pallas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Pallas, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Capimiro Pallas, aged 35, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Antje Pallas, who landed in Iowa in 1855
  • Antonio Pallas, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1857
  • Miguel Pallas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pallas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Graveuse Pallas, aged 17, who landed in America from Paris, in 1907
  • Christopher Pallas, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1924

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Pallas Historic Events


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Pallas Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Henry Michael Pallas (d. 1912), aged 42, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. 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. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pallas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pallas 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 19 February 2014 at 09:41.

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