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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 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.

Pelligrino Early Origins



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

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Pelligrino Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pelligrino Early History


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Pelligrino Early History



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

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Pelligrino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pelligrino 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...

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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 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
  • ... (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. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

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