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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Pegoraro. 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 traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Pegoraro family lived in the Pecorara valley, where the Pecora family held vast lands and resided in an elegant feudal manor.

Pegoraro Early Origins



The surname Pegoraro was first found in the city of Piacenza, which lies almost on the border between Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy. Records are found with Marco, Guisengo, Albrigono and Vitore Pecoraria in 1160. This family took their name from the Pecorara valley, over which they had some possession.

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Pegoraro Spelling Variations


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Pegoraro Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Pegoraro include Pecora, Pecori, Peguri, Pecorella, Pecorelli, Pegoretti, Pecorino, Pecorini, Pegorin, Pecorai, Pecoraro, Pecorari, Pecoraria, Pegoraro and many more.

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Pegoraro Early History


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Pegoraro Early History



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

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Pegoraro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pegoraro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Iacopo del Pecora, a 14th century Tuscan poet who wrote love sonnets and many works with prevalent spiritual themes. His best work is considered to be "Fimerodia," a poem modelled on Dante Alighieri's "Divina Commedia." Pecorario dei Pecorari was mayor of Mercato...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pegoraro 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 Pegoraro:

Pegoraro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Battista Pegoraro, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Sondaio, Berbenno, Italy, in 1910
  • Luigi Agostino Pegoraro, aged 26, who landed in America from Pagagna, Italy, in 1910
  • Giuseppe Pegoraro, aged 33, who landed in America from Cerea, Italy, in 1912
  • Innocento Pegoraro, aged 32, who settled in America from Paese, Italy, in 1913
  • Oliva Pegoraro, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Aboufarso, 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. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Pegoraro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pegoraro 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 28 October 2013 at 14:12.

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