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The Pappalardo surname is derived from the Italian words "pappa," meaning "he who eats," and "lardo," which is "lard," or "bacon fat." This, it may have been originally been a nickname for a glutton, or perhaps for someone who only pretended to observe religious fasts.

Early Origins of the Pappalardo family


The surname Pappalardo was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy, and the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Istanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. For a name to even be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Early History of the Pappalardo family

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Early History of the Pappalardo family


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Pappalardo Spelling Variations

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Pappalardo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pappalando, Pappalardo, Papalando, Papalardo, Pappalarto, Papalarto, Pappalardo and many more.

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Early Notables of the Pappalardo family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Pappalardo family (pre 1700)


By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...
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Migration of the Pappalardo family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Pappalardo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pappalardo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franc Pappalardo, age 35, who arrived in New York on March 4, 1884, aboard the "Palermo"
  • Venerardo Pappalardo, age 60, who arrived in New York on Oct. 15, 1886, aboard the "Alexandria"
  • Giuseppe Pappalardo, age 16, who arrived in America on July 29, 1887, aboard the "Indipendente"
  • Alfio Pappalardo, age 29, who arrived in America on July 1, 1889
  • Gottardo Domenicantonio Pappalardo, age 42, who arrived in America on April 18, 1890, aboard the "Cachemire"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pappalardo (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pappalardo (post 1700)


  • Antonino Neil Pappalardo, American founder of Medical Information Technology, Inc
  • Gianfranco Pappalardo (b. 1978), Italian pianist
  • Salvatore Pappalardo (1817-1884), Italian composer and conductor
  • Salvatore Cardinal Pappalardo (1918-2006), Italian Roman Catholic, Archbishop of Palermo (1970-1996)

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