System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Pitrelli came ultimately from the
Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word "petrus" meaning "rock."
The surname Pitrelli was first found in Southern Italy and in Sicily.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giovanni Petrullo, who arrived in America on March 22, 1880; Agnese Petrulli, who arrived in American on Dec. 20, 1886 aboard the "Cheribon".