The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but was not widespread until the modern era. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The surname Pollino was derived from the Latin name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of the Greek masculine name "Apollonios," of the same root as the name of the sun god "Apollo." Versions of this name became extremely popular during the Middle Ages in devotion to St. Apollonia, a 3rd century saint and martyr.
Early Origins of the Pollino family
The surname Pollino was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where they held land and estates from early on. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Pollino family
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Pollino Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Apollonio, Apolloni, Apolloni, Apollonia, Apollonius, Polonio, Polloni, Polonio, Poloni, Polonia, Plon, Poloniato, Pollini and many more.
Early Notables of the Pollino family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovan-Matteo Appolloni, the mayor of Montefalco in 1557; Giacomo Apollonio (1584-1654), an Italian painter of the late- Renaissance
and early-Baroque periods; Paolo Appolloni who was Governor of... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pollino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pollino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pollino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Filippo Pollino, aged 14, who emigrated to America, in 1896
Pollino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pietro Pollino, aged 23, who landed in America from Mouforte, Messina, in 1908
- Dario Pollino, aged 23, who landed in America from Caragnolo, Italy, in 1910
- Angelo Pollino, aged 17, who settled in America from S. Pier Niceto, Sicily, in 1911
- Antonino Pollino, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from S.Pier Nicolo, Italy, in 1913
- Giuseppe Pollino, aged 29, who settled in America from S. Pier Niceto, Sicily, in 1913
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