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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 Pastorius. 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 Pastorius is a common occupational name for a shepherd. The surname Pastorius 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.

Pastorius Early Origins



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

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Pastorius Spelling Variations


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

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Pastorius Early History


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Pastorius Early History



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

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Pastorius Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pastorius 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 Pastorius 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 Pastorius:

Pastorius Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dan Pastorius, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Francis Daniel Pastorius, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683

Pastorius Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Pastorius, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1861

Pastorius Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Washington Pastorius, aged 29, who arrived at America in 1921

Pastorius Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Pastorius U.E. (b. 1745) born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Montreal, Quebec c. 1784 then he received more lane in Rawdon, Quebec which was then added to in 1789 he enlisted in 1777 serving in the Royal Guides and Pioneers and the Loyal American Regiment of Beverley Robinson, married twice having 6 children, he died in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  11. ...

The Pastorius Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pastorius 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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