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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.

Pignatelli Early Origins



The surname Pignatelli was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mňdna), 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.

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Pignatelli Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pignatelli Early History


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Pignatelli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pignatelli research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1623, 1652, 1734, 1726, 1691 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Pignatelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pignatelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pignatelli Early Notables (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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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pignatelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomasso Pignatelli, who came to New York sometime between 1884 and 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pignatelli (post 1700)


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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
  • Debora Pignatelli, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000
  • 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapč, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. 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. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Pignatelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pignatelli 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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