The Pallone surname is derived from the Italian word "palla," which meant "cannon ball." Thus Pallone is generally thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a someone person who made shot or cannon balls.
Early Origins of the Pallone family
The surname Pallone 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 Pallone family
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Pallone 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 Pallone. 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 Pallone 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 Pallone family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Pallone or a variant listed above include:
Pallone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Addelorata Pallone, aged 19, who landed in America from Falerica, in 1904
- Antonio Pallone, aged 25, who landed in America from Roccasena, Caserta, in 1906
- Andrea Pallone, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Capodrize, Italy, in 1909
- Angelo Pallone, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Amasena, Italy, in 1909
- Antonino Pallone, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Sgurgola, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pallone (post 1700)
- John E. Pallone, American Democratic Party politician and former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- David Michael Pallone (b. 1951), former Major League Baseball umpire
- Frank Pallone Jr. (b. 1951), the U.S. Representative for NJ
- Mario Pallone (b. 1962), Italian professional footballer
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