During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic
system of surname creation, as it complemented the prevailing Feudal
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 Pitrello came ultimately from the personal name
Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word "petrus" meaning "rock."
Early Origins of the Pitrello family
The surname Pitrello was first found in Southern Italy and in Sicily.
Early History of the Pitrello family
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Pitrello Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Petrullo, Petrulla, Petrulli, Petrillo, Pitrelli and others.
Early Notables of the Pitrello family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pitrello family to the New World and Oceana
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".