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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Palmisano. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Palmisano family lived in the territory of Palma, which is in Campania, in the province of Naples. The surname Palma was also a patronymic surname, derived from the personal name Palma, which was common in medieval times. The personal name Palma literally means palm, which is the Christian symbol of peace.

Palmisano Early Origins



The surname Palmisano was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy. Research shows that records of the Palmisano family date back to 1190, with Tancredi and Riccardo di Palma, who took their surname from the territory of Palma, near Naples, which they possessed at this time. Naples shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The first record of this illustrious family was Trancredi di Riccardi di Palma. Tandcredi or Tandred was a Norman Prince, son of Robert Guiscard who held most of southern Italy in 1070. Trancred embarked on the first Crusade and was also a Prince of the Holy Land and may have adopted the name Palma from the symbol of the Crusade.

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Palmisano Spelling Variations


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Palmisano Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Palma, Palmer, Palmeri, Palmaro, Palmerini, Palerino and many more.

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Palmisano Early History


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Palmisano Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palmisano research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1280 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Palmisano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Palmisano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Palmisano Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Guido Palmerucci, born in Gubbio in 1280, a famous painter, Marco Palmazzano, also a painter, renowned for his talents during the mid 15th century. He was known for producing numerous copies of each work, such as his "Christ Carrying the Cross"...

Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Palmisano 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Palmisano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrea Palmisano, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Alfonso Palmisano, aged 55, who settled in America from Cusa, Italy, in 1899

Palmisano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adamo Palmisano, aged 23, who landed in America from Fasano, Italy, in 1907
  • Agostino Palmisano, aged 18, who landed in America from S. Stefano c., Sicily, in 1909
  • Angelo Palmisano, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Fasano, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Palmisano, aged 22, who landed in America from Locorotondo, Italy, in 1910
  • Anna Palmisano, aged 8, who landed in America from Crabia, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Palmisano (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Palmisano (post 1700)



  • Katrina Palmisano, American producer and writer, known for work on Secrets of a Desk (2013), Y.O.L.O. (2013) and True Love: A Documentary on Relationships (2014)
  • Victory Palmisano, American producer, known for her work on Electric Spoofaloo (2009), I <3 Vampires (2009) and My Alibi (2008)
  • Camden Palmisano (b. 1995), American actor, known for Back in 10 (2009), Little League (2008) and Tragedies for Children of All Ages (2009)
  • Conrad Palmisano (b. 1944), American Screen Actors Guild Award nominated stuntman and film director, known for his work on Sleepless in Seattle (1993), 21 Jump Street (2012) and Airplane! (1980)
  • Joseph Palmisano (1902-1971), American professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1931 season
  • Joe Palmisano (b. 1954), former American football player and head coach at Malone College from 1993 to 1994
  • Vincent Luke Palmisano (1882-1953), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland (1927-1939)
  • Samuel Palmisano (b. 1951), American Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of IBM until 2012
  • Marcello Palmisano (1940-1995), Italian journalist and reporter

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Palmisano Historic Events


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Palmisano Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Jeffrey R Palmisano (b. 1957), American Sergeant from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Palmisano Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    11. ...

    The Palmisano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Palmisano 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.

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