The distinguished surname Perasso can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice
. 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. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Perasso came from the personal name
Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.
Early Origins of the Perasso family
The surname Perasso was first found in the city of Pavia, where records are found in 1040 with Manfredi and Arizzone Pietra, feudal
Lords of the territories of Pietra, Bissone, and Costa.
Early History of the Perasso family
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Perasso Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Perasso are Pietri, Petri, Petris, Pedri, Pieri, Pero, Pierri, Pierro, Perris, Peire, Peiro, Peyro, De Pietri, De Pietro, Di Pietro, Di Pietro, De Petris, De Pero, Depero, Di Pierro, Petrich, Petric, Petrovich, Petrovic, Perich and many more.
Early Notables of the Perasso family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Cecco di Pietro, (c.
1330-1402), Italian painter of the Pisan School, date of birth cannot be confirmed, some mention of working with the painter Paolo di Lazzarino in 1350; Francesco Petrarca, or Petrarch, considered to be one of the four great... Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perasso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Perasso family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Perasso
Perasso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giovanni Perasso, aged 30, who landed in America from Nerione, Italy, in 1908
- Pancrazio Perasso, aged 14, who settled in America from Solvano, Italy, in 1910
- Domenica Perasso, aged 16, who landed in America from Silvano, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Perasso, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Silvan d'orba, Italy, in 1910
- Beatrice Perasso, aged 11, who settled in America from Solvano, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Perasso (post 1700)
- Jacob J. Perasso, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Emilio Perasso, Argentine rugby union coach, President of the Unión Argentina de Rugby