Tuscany. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 Tuscany 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 Pilos family lived near a column or post that often served as a landmark for travelers. The surname Pilos is derived from the Italian word pila, which means pillar or column.
Early Origins of the Pilos family
Early History of the Pilos family
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Pilos Spelling Variations
local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Pilos. These spelling variations include Pili, Pilis, Pilli, Pilo, Pillo, Pilona, Piloni, Pileggi and many more.
Early Notables of the Pilos family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pilos family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Pilos were Teresa Pillonati, age 32, who arrived in America on June 26, 1893, aboard the "Werra".
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