From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Pelligrino 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 Pelligrino is a name for a pilgrim having derived from the Latin name peregrinus, which means stranger or foreigner.
Early Origins of the Pelligrino family
The surname Pelligrino was first found in 1129 with Papiro Pellegrino, from a noble family in Palermo.
Early History of the Pelligrino family
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Pelligrino 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 Pelligrino include Pellegrino, Pellegrini, Pellegrìn, Pellerini, Pellegrin, Pellerino, Pellegrinelli, Pellegrinetti, Pellegrinotti and many more.
Early Notables of the Pelligrino family (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 Pelligrino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pelligrino family to the New World and Oceana
Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Pelligrino:
Pelligrino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Amalia Pelligrino, aged 22, who settled in America from Napoli, in 1893
- Antonio Pelligrino, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Naples, in 1893
Pelligrino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arcangelo Pelligrino, aged 28, who landed in America from Sturico, in 1902
- Angelina Pelligrino, aged 14, who landed in America from San Fele, in 1905
- Baldassare Pelligrino, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Acquapendente, Roma, in 1906
- Alessandra Pelligrino, aged 23, who landed in America from Capua, Italy, in 1909
- Antonia Pelligrino, aged 5, who settled in America from Palo Colle, Italy, in 1912
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