A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Passaro. 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 Passaro would literally mean "the son of Paci" which is originally Latin in origin and means peace.
Early Origins of the Passaro family
The surname Passaro was first found in the town of Mugello, with the Passerini family who moved south to Florence in the 10th century. Terranova dei Passerini is a comune in the Province of Lodi in the Italian region Lombardy
about 50 kilometres (31 miles) southeast of Milan.
Early History of the Passaro family
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Passaro Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Passaro 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.
Early Notables of the Passaro family (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 men in Padua in the 14th century; of this Pasini family was also the famous Antonio Pasini, a doctor and poet whose best work is considered to be the Latin poem "Ferronia." Stefano Pasino was a 17th century composer and organist in Brescia and in 1651 became choirmaster and organist... Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Passaro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Passaro family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Passaro:
Passaro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Angela Passaro, aged 21, who landed in America from Castellalba, in 1900
- Aniello Passaro, aged 36, who landed in America from Graguano, Italy, in 1909
- Antonia Passaro, aged 22, who settled in America from Ogliastro Marino, Italy, in 1911
- Adamo Passaro, aged 5, who settled in America from Castellabate, Italy, in 1912
- Andrea Passaro, aged 24, who immigrated to America from Cava Terrino, Italy, in 1913
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