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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Pasquali family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although 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, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Pasquali came from a person who was born on Easter day. The name Pasquali is derived from the word Pasqua, which in Italian means Easter, which is the Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Christ. The word Pasqua itself is derived from the ecclesiastical Latin word Pascha, which in turn comes from the Greek Pascha and the Hebrew Pesah (through the Aramaic Pisha). Pesah was the holiday which celebrated the liberation of the people of Israel from the slavery in Egypt, and coincided with the Christian holiday.

Pasquali Early Origins



The surname Pasquali was first found in the north in Bologna, Florence, Ferrara, and of course, Venice.

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Pasquali Spelling Variations


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Pasquali Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Pasquali include DePasquale, Pascale, Pascali, Pascalino, Pascalis, Pascalizzi, Pascarello, Pasquale, Pasqualetti, Pasquali, Pasqualigo, Pasqualini, Pasqualino, Pasqualis, Pasquarella, Pasquarelli, Pasquarello and many more.

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Pasquali Early History


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Pasquali Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pasquali research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1509, 1525, 1614, 1691, 1500 and 1551 are included under the topic Early Pasquali History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pasquali Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pasquali Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Marc Antonio Pasqualini (1614-1691), an Italian castrato opera singer; and Ludovico Pasquali, ( c. 1500-1551), an Italian author, lyric poet who was a member of a prominent Venetian family and received his degree at the University of Padua, one of the oldest in the world...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pasquali 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



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pasquali or a variant listed above:

Pasquali Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bonelli Pasquali, aged 21, who arrived in America from Potenza, Italy, in 1902
  • Francesco Pasquali, aged 25, who arrived in America from Terracina, Roma, in 1907
  • Federico Pasquali, aged 18, who arrived in America from Marano, Trento, Italy, in 1909
  • Donato Pasquali, aged 17, who arrived in America from Bisceglie, Italy, in 1910
  • Agnese Pasquali, aged 25, who arrived in America from S. Angelo, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pasquali (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pasquali (post 1700)



  • Robert "Bob" Pasquali Coluccio (b. 1951), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1973 to 1978
  • Giovanni Battista Pasquali, Italian printer in 18th-century Venice
  • Patricia Pasquali (1961-2008), Argentine historian and writer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pasquali Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pasquali 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 June 2014 at 08:03.

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