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Pignatelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Pignatelli surname is derived from the Italian word "pignatta," meaning "a pot;" and as such, it is thought to have been an occupational name for a potter.

Early Origins of the Pignatelli family


The surname Pignatelli was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor. The family is described in Modena as being originally of Ravenna 1370, a noble family of Forli a town in Emilia capital of the province of Forli. Believed to be built over the ancient Forum Livii. The Church of S.Mercuriale is notable. By the 16th century they were cavaliers when Giacomo was a captain in the army.

Early History of the Pignatelli family


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Pignatelli Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pignatti, Pinotti, Pagnatto, Pinotto, Pignatta, Pignataro, Pignatelli, Pignatiello, Pignattaro, Pinetti, Pinotti, Pinat and many more.

Early Notables of the Pignatelli family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Giambattista Pignatelli, an early sixteenth-century Italian riding master who had influence on the development of dressage; Stefano Pignatelli (1578-1623), an Italian...
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Migration of the Pignatelli family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pignatelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomasso Pignatelli, who settled in New York sometime between 1884 and 1915

Contemporary Notables of the name Pignatelli (post 1700)


  • William "Smitty" Pignatelli (b. 1959), American Democratic politician, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (2003-)
  • William Smitty Pignatelli, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fourth Berkshire District; Elected 2002 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Debora Pignatelli, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte (1851-1948), Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Prefect of the Congregation of Ceremonies (1930-1948), Dean of the College of Cardinals (1930-1948)
  • Luciana Pignatelli (1935-2008), Italian socialite, spokesmodel for Camay soap, and a jewelry designer
  • Fabio Pignatelli, Italian musician, bass guitar player for the Italian progressive rock band Goblin
  • Cayetano Pignatelli (b. 1730), 3rd Marquis of Rubí, 9th Baron of Llinars, a Spanish nobleman
  • Saint Joseph Mary Pignatelli S.J. (1737-1811), Spanish priest, leader of the Jesuits in exile in Sardinia, after the suppression of the Society of Jesus

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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