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The distinguished surname Pantaleoni 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 Pantaleoni came from Saint Pantaleo.

Pantaleoni Early Origins



The surname Pantaleoni 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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Pantaleoni Spelling Variations


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

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Pantaleoni Early History


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Pantaleoni Early History



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

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Pantaleoni Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pantaleoni 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 Pantaleoni 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 Pantaleoni or a variant listed above include: Aida Pantaleo, aged 37, who arrived at Ellis Island from Sulmona, Italy, in 1924; Alberto Pantaleo, aged 10, who arrived at Ellis Island from Sulmona, Italy, in 1910.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pantaleoni (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pantaleoni (post 1700)



  • Hewitt Pantaleoni (1929-1988), American ethnomusicologist, best known for his work on African music
  • Helen Tradusa "Helenka" Adamowska Pantaleoni (b. 1900), Polish American silent film actress and humanitarian, founding director of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF
  • Romilda Pantaleoni (1847-1917), Italian soprano
  • Maffeo Pantaleoni (1857-1924), Italian economist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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    The Pantaleoni Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pantaleoni 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 13 January 2016 at 08:31.

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