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Multiple Origins for the Surname Parise


Italian


From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Parise. 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. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Parise family lived in Sicily.

Parise Early Origins



The surname Parise was first found in before the Norman invasion of the 10th and 11th centuries. Gualterio Parisio, who was Governor of Paris, France, arrived in Sicily with the Norman princes in 998.

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Parise Spelling Variations


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Parise Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Parise include Parigi, Parisi, Parise, Pariso, Parisio, Paris, Parissi, Parisse, Parigini, Parisini, Parisotti, Parisotto, Parisetti, Parisani, Parisato and many more.

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Parise Early History


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Parise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parise research. More information is included under the topic Early Parise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Buongiovanni Parisani, a priest and mayor of Tolentino in 1304; Giovanni-Antonio Parisani was Bishop of Fano in 1420; at this time Ascanio Parisani was Bishop of Cajazzo, and then made Cardinal by Pope Paolo III. the Parigi family in Florence, from...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parise 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



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Parise arrived in North America very early:

Parise Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea Parise, aged 20, who landed in America from Pallagorio, Italy, in 1910
  • Alberto Forgano Parise, aged 14, who settled in America, in 1916
  • Angelo Parise, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Cosenza, Italy, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parise (post 1700)



  • Peter Parise (b. 1984), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Fred J. Parise, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964
  • Augustine J. Parise, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960
  • Zach Parise (b. 1984), American Professional (NHL) ice hockey player
  • Ronald Anthony Parise (b. 1951), American NASA astronaut and payload specialist
  • Julio Parise (1920-2010), Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Goffredo Parise (1929-1986), Italian writer and journalist
  • Jean-Paul Parise (b. 1941), Canadian professional (NHL) ice hockey player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The Parise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parise 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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