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The distinguished surname Pantaleo can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. 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. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Pantaleo came from Saint Pantaleo.

Pantaleo Early Origins



The surname Pantaleo was first found in 1004, when the Pantaleoni family moved from Greece to Venice. The name became a popular personal name in the times before surnames in part due to the popularity of Saint Pantaleon, who lived in the 4th century, in present day Turkey.

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Pantaleo Spelling Variations


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Pantaleo Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Pantaleo include Pantaleo, Pantaleone, Pantaleoni, Pantalone, Pantaloni and many more.

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Pantaleo Early History


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Pantaleo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pantaleo research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1286, 1275 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Pantaleo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pantaleo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pantaleo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Marco Pantalei, a judge in 1275 who was of the early Venetian settling family. The Pantaleo family in Taranto was among the nobility in the city, and individuals of this family were registered...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pantaleo 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 Pantaleo or a variant listed above include:

Pantaleo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Pantaleo, aged 16, who landed in America from Castellana, in 1902
  • Alberto Pantaleo, aged 10, who landed in America from Sulmona, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Pantaleo, aged 18, who landed in America from Campobello, Tripani, in 1912
  • Andrea Pantaleo, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Trapani, Sicily, in 1913
  • Angela Pantaleo, aged 30, who landed in America from Modugno, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pantaleo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pantaleo (post 1700)



  • Raul Pantaleo (b. 1962), Italian architect
  • José Mario Pantaleo (1915-1992), Italian priest
  • Corvino Pantaleo (b. 1950), Italian director of football
  • Rocco Pantaleo (1956-2010), Australian businessman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

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