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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Piazzolla. 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 Piazzolla family lived in the place named Piazza, of which there are several cities still found in Italy today.

Piazzolla Early Origins



The surname Piazzolla was first found in the town of Parma, with the Piazza family, nobility in the city in the 10th century.

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Piazzolla Spelling Variations


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Piazzolla 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 Piazzolla include Piazza, Piazzi, Piaz, Del Piazzo, Del Piaz, Piazzini, Piazzoni, Piazzola, Piazzolla, Piazzoli, Piazzese and many more.

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Piazzolla Early History


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Piazzolla Early History



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

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Piazzolla Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Piazzolla Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the many individuals of the Piazzoni family were of noble status in Serravalle from the 16th century. Camillo Piazza was Bishop of Dragonia in 1657; of this family was Ludovico Piazza, Bishop of Forlě in 1726; Giulio Piazza was Archbishop of...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Piazzolla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Piazzolla: Accursia Piazza, aged 25, who arrived at Ellis Island from Sciacca, Italy, in 1906; Accursia Piazza, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1913.

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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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    The Piazzolla Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piazzolla 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 14 September 2014 at 03:50.

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