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The distinguished surname Pantano 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 Pantano came from Saint Pantaleo.

Pantano Early Origins



The surname Pantano 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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Pantano Spelling Variations


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

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Pantano Early History


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Pantano Early History



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

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Pantano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pantano 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 Pantano 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 Pantano or a variant listed above include:

Pantano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Pantano, aged 22, who landed in America from S. Caterina, in 1901
  • Agostino Pantano, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Petrolia Sottana, in 1902
  • Agostino Pantano, aged 30, who landed in America from Tropia Ricadi, in 1903
  • Angela Pantano, aged 36, who settled in America from Palermo, in 1907
  • Angelo Pantano, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Alatri, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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 Pantano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pantano 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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