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Pallini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Pallini family

The surname Pallini 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 Pallini family

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Pallini 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 Pallini. 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 Pallini 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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Migration of the Pallini family to the New World and Oceana

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

Pallini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Pallini, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States from Teramo, in 1905
  • Caterina Pallini, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Camfriglia, Italy, in 1908
  • Berardo Pallini, aged 27, who immigrated to America from Bellante, Italy, in 1910
  • Altomira Pallini, aged 24, who landed in America from Uzzano, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonio Pallini, aged 32, who settled in America from Atri, Italy, in 1912
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