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Pastore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Origins Available: French
, 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
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.
Early Origins of the Pastore family
The surname Pastore was first found in Syracuse in 1332, when Corrado Pasturella, who was elected to the Sicilian government.
Early History of the Pastore family
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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.
Early Notables of the Pastore family (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.
Migration of the Pastore family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- 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.)
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.)
Pastore Family Crest Products
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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