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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 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.

Passaro Early Origins



The surname Passaro 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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Passaro Spelling Variations


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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.

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Passaro Early History


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Passaro Early History



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

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Passaro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Passaro 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 Passaro 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



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 emigrated to America from Cava Terrino, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Passaro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Passaro 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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