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 Pisa family lived in the city of Pisa in Tuscany.
Early Origins of the Pisa family
Tuscany (Italian: Toscana), a region in central Italy, where the Pisani family, counts who moved to Venice from Pisa in 905.
Early History of the Pisa family
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Pisa Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Pisa include Pisa, Pisani, Pisano, Pisan, Pisanu, Pisanelli, Pisanello, Pisaniello, Pisaneschi, Pisari and many more.
Early Notables of the Pisa family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pisa family to the New World and Oceana
An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Pisa:
Pisa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Pisa Family Crest Products