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

Palotta Early Origins



The surname Palotta 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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Palotta Spelling Variations


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Palotta 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 Palotta. 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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Palotta Early History


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Palotta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palotta 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 Palotta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Palotta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Palotta 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 Palotta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Immigrants bearing the name Palotta or a variant listed above include: Alexander Palaini, who arrived in New York City in 1823 at the age of 40; N. Pallotta, age 27, who arrived in America on May. 5, 1881, aboard the "Galatia".

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    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Palotta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Palotta 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 20 September 2013 at 09:50.

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