Pisaniello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pisaniello family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of 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 Pisaniello family lived in the city of Pisa in Tuscany.

Early Origins of the Pisaniello family

The surname Pisaniello was first found in 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 Pisaniello family

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Pisaniello Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Pisaniello include Pisa, Pisani, Pisano, Pisan, Pisanu, Pisanelli, Pisanello, Pisaniello, Pisaneschi, Pisari and many more.

Early Notables of the Pisaniello family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Nicola Pisano, one of the most famous Italian sculptors in history. Born in 1200, his primary material was marble, and some of his most outstanding works are in the Baptistery in Pisa. Giovanni Pisano, his son, also became a sculptor as well as an architect, and worked with his father on the pulpit of the Cathedral at Siena. Antonio Pisanello was a painter, medalist, and draftsman from Verona...
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United States Pisaniello migration to the United States +

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Pisaniello:

Pisaniello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alessandro Pisaniello, aged 20, who immigrated to America from S. Martino, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo Pisaniello, aged 13, who settled in America from Cervinara, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonio Pisaniello, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States from S. Martino, Italy, in 1907
  • Carmine Pisaniello, aged 8, who settled in America from Cervinara, Italy, in 1907
  • Costantina Pisaniello, aged 24, who landed in America from S. Martino V.C., Italy, in 1907
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