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The Papparo surname is thought to have evolved from a nickname, from the Sicilian word "paparu," meaning "a young gander."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Paparo, Paparoni, Papparo, Papparoni and others.

First found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C, its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. Giovanni Paparoni (d. circa 1158) was made an Italian Cardinal by Pope Celestine II in 1133/4, and was a prominent papal legate in the Church's dealings with Ireland and Scotland at that time.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papparo research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Papparo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Papparo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Antonio Papparo, who arrived in New York, NY in 1910

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  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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  9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Papparo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Papparo 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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