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.
Early Origins of the Pantaleo family
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.
Early History of the Pantaleo family
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Pantaleo Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Pantaleo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pantaleo family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Pantaleo or a variant listed above include:
Pantaleo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Pantaleo (post 1700)
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