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The distinguished surname Pantaleon 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 Pantaleon came from Saint Pantaleo.

Pantaleon Early Origins



The surname Pantaleon 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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Pantaleon Spelling Variations


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Pantaleon 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 Pantaleon include Pantaleo, Pantaleone, Pantaleoni, Pantalone, Pantaloni and many more.

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Pantaleon Early History


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Pantaleon Early History



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

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Pantaleon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pantaleon 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 Pantaleon 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 Pantaleon or a variant listed above include:

Pantaleon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Pantaleon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pantaleon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pantaleon 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 3 November 2016 at 14:33.

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