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The distinguished surname Pietrosanti 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 Pietrosanti came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

Pietrosanti Early Origins



The surname Pietrosanti 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.

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Pietrosanti Spelling Variations


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Pietrosanti 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 Pietrosanti 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.

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Pietrosanti Early History


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Pietrosanti Early History



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

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Pietrosanti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pietrosanti Early Notables (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 Pietrosanti 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Pietrosanti

Pietrosanti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Vincenzo Pietrosanti, aged 19, who landed in America from Founia, in 1903
  • Pietro Pietrosanti, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Cori, Italy, in 1907
  • Teresa Pietrosanti, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Giuseppe Pietrosanti, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Bassiano, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelantonio Pietrosanti, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Tagliacozzo, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    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. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    11. ...

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