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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Passano. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Passano would literally mean "the son of Paci" which is originally Latin in origin and means peace.

Passano Early Origins



The surname Passano was first found in the town of Mugello, with the Passerini family who moved south to Florence in the 10th century.

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Passano Spelling Variations


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Passano Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Passano include Passarelli, Passarello, Passareli, Passarelo, Pasucci, Passucci, Pasino, Pasini, Passanini, Pasolini, Pasolino, Passaglia, Passana, Passano, Passani, Passari, Passarini, Passaro, Paselli, Pascucci, Passazi, Passega, Passera, Passeri, Passerini, Passeroni, Passerotti, Passetti, Passi, Passa, Passighetti, Pasella, Pasero, Pasetti, Pasi and many more.

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Passano Early History


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Passano Early History



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

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Passano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Passano Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Pietro di Giacomo Paselli, mayor of Perugia in 1440; Pope Innocenzo IV granted Guido Pasi of Rimini the position of Bishop of Nocera at this time; Filippo Pasini was a prominent archaeologist in Ferrara; Ottonello Pasini was considered to be one of the wisest...

Another 159 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Passano 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Passano arrived in North America quite early:

Passano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carendo Guiseppe Passano, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Geadole, in 1899

Passano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carmela Passano, aged 24, who settled in America from S. Bartolin Galilo, in 1903
  • Francesco Passano, aged 25, who landed in America from Isola Liri, Italy, in 1912
  • Eduardo Passano, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Gibraltar, in 1914
  • Angiolino Passano, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Angiolino Passano, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Passano (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Passano (post 1700)



  • Edward Boetler Passano, American businessman and benefactor, Chairman of the Board of Williams & Wilkins Co, founder of the Passano Foundation in 1943; over twenty Passano Foundation Laureates have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize
  • María Alejandra Ana Da Passano (1947-2014), Argentine actress of film, stage and television
  • Mario Passano (1925-1995), Argentine film actor and tango performer
  • Ricardo Passano (1922-2012), Argentine actor

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    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. 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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Passano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Passano 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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