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Sicily, one of the oldest and most beautiful island regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, including the family that bears the surname Pastore. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's givenname, names derived from occupations are also found. Occupational surnames, which are less common than other types of surnames in Italy, date back to the feudal era. However, under the Feudal System, occupational names did not become hereditary until the offices themselves became hereditary. It was only after an occupation was inherited by several generations in lineal descent that occupational names came to be applied to entire families, and so became a hereditary surname. The surname Pastore is a common occupational name for a shepherd. The surname Pastore is derived from the Italian word pastore, which literally means shepherd. It originally comes from the Latin words pastorius or pastorino, which means pastor. This surname appeared in several places at the same time and spread rapidly because a shepherd is one of the most popular and oldest occupations of the world.

Pastore Early Origins



The surname Pastore was first found in Syracuse in 1332, when Corrado Pasturella, who was elected to the Sicilian government.

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Pastore Spelling Variations


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Pastore 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 Pastore include Pastore, Pastori, Pastor, Pastoressa, Pasturella, Pastorio, Pastoris, Pastorius, Pastorello, Pastrello, Pastorelli, Pastorella, Pastorino and many more.

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Pastore Early History


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Pastore Early History



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

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Pastore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pastore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Gerardo Pasturella, Senator in Lentini and Governor of the region of Sicily in 1429. Girolamo Pastorio was made a Knight of Castiglione in 1664 by Prince Ferdinando Gonzaga. The Pastorio family in Mantua...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pastore 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



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Pastore:

Pastore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfonso Pastore, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Andrew Pastore, who landed in Arkansas in 1896
  • Alfonso Pastore, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Pastore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adelina Pastore, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Fenandina, in 1900
  • Agnese Pastore, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Fogliamini, in 1900
  • Alfonso Pastore, aged 18, who settled in America from Foglianise, in 1902
  • Achille Pastore, aged 16, who landed in America from Chianche, Italy, in 1909
  • Adelina Pastore, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Villa, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pastore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pastore (post 1700)



  • Frank Pastore (b. 1957), American former professional baseball player
  • John O. Pastore (1907-2000), American politician from Rhode Island; U.S. senator 1950-76
  • Vincent Pastore (b. 1946), American film and television actor
  • Donna Pastore, American professor; president of the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport
  • Pierfranco Pastore (1927-2015), Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Secretary for Social Communications (1984-2003)
  • Pietro Mario Pastore (1903-1968), Italian professional football player and later, actor
  • Gianpiero Pastore (b. 1976), Italian fencer and Olympic medal winner in team sabre competition
  • Valentino Annibale Pastore (1886-1956), Italian philosopher and logician
  • Mauro Pastore (b. 1967), Italian designer
  • Javier Matías Pastore (b. 1989), Argentine footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables 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. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. 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 Pastore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pastore 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 25 January 2016 at 22:39.

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