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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Pellegrin family. 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 were 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 given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Pellegrin is a name for a pilgrim having derived from the Latin name peregrinus, which means stranger or foreigner.

Pellegrin Early Origins



The surname Pellegrin was first found in 1129 with Papiro Pellegrino, from a noble family in Palermo.

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Pellegrin Spelling Variations


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Pellegrin Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Pellegrin include Pellegrino, Pellegrini, Pellegrìn, Pellerini, Pellegrin, Pellerino, Pellegrinelli, Pellegrinetti, Pellegrinotti and many more.

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Pellegrin Early History


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Pellegrin Early History



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

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Pellegrin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pellegrin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Pellegrino Pellegrini, mayor of Recanati in 1420, and later, of Macerata. Pompeo Pellegrini was a famous doctor from Bologna around 1540; Matteo Pellegrini, from the same noble Bolognese family, was a philosopher, and founded the `Accademia della Notte', a philosophical group...

Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pellegrin 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



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Pellegrin:

Pellegrin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Pellegrin, aged 21, landed in New York in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pellegrin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pellegrin (post 1700)



  • Joseph Pellegrin de Millon, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

    The Pellegrin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pellegrin 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 26 August 2015 at 08:43.

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