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The Pignatta 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.

Pignatta Early Origins



The surname Pignatta 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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Pignatta Spelling Variations


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Pignatta 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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Pignatta Early History


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Pignatta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pignatta 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 Pignatta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pignatta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pignatta 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...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pignatta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alvero Penado, who arrived in New Orleans in 1829; Santiago Penado, who settled in New Orleans in 1839; Christopher H. Pin, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1841.

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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. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pignatta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pignatta 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 16 June 2014 at 09:29.

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