Origin and etymology of Italian surnames in P (2023)

The list includes the possible or accepted etymology of many Italian surnames starting with the letter "P-", as well as, if data is available, their geographical or historical origin and current distribution.

alphabetical index

[AB] [A] [B] [C] [W] [van] [Y] [van] [Act] [mi] [F] [GRAMS] [I] [J] [L] [METRO] [northern] [O] [PAG] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [tu] [V] [Z]

Tempo, Paci, Pasi, Pase, Pasio, Pacelli, Pacilli, Pacetti, Pacitti, Pacinotti, Paciotti, Paciullo, Pacenti, Pasello, Pasetti, Pasini, Pasolini, Pasotti, Pasinatti

From the word "tempo" = peace. Also an abbreviation of the medieval names Bonapace and Paccio.

Pacino, Pacini
Padula, Paduli, Padulano, Paduano, Parula

From the name of the cities of Padula in the provinces of Salerno and Teramo and Paduli in the province of Benevento. Padula comes from Latin "palude" in Neapolitan "parule" = swamp

Stro, Paglione, Pagli, Paggia, Stro, Paglicci, Pagliazzi, Pagliali, Pagliaro, Pagliarolo, Pagliarani, Paglieri

From the word "paglia" = straw. To indicate someone who works with straw. It also comes from the name of the place: Paglieta

Palazzese, Palazzesi, Palazzeschi, Palazzoli, Palazzotto

From the word "palazzo" = palace; who works or lives in the palace

Palermo, Palermo, Palermo

From the city of Palermo, Sicily region

Palladino, Paladini, Paladyn, Palatini, Palladini

From the name "Paladino" = Paladin (Knight of Charlemagne)

kulki, here

From the word "palla" = ball, which also means small patterns

Pallotta, Pallotta, Pallotta

From the word "palla" = ball, used as a nickname for an obese person

Palms, Palms, Palmucci, Palms

From the name of Palma, a symbol of peace or the name of a place

Palmieri, Palmero, Palmiero, Palmerino, Palmarino, Palmerucci

From the Old French name Palmiere, derived from Palma; a nickname given to pilgrims to the Holy Land in the Middle Ages

Palumbo, Palombo, Palomba, Palombi, Palomba, Palombino, Plumbieri, Palumberi<

From the dialect "palumbo" = pigeon, used as a nickname for a calm person

Paolo, Paulucci

namePablo, comes from the Latin word "paulus" = small


From the name Pancrazio, derived from the Greek "Pankrates"

Panella, Panelli, Panello, Panetti, Panetta, Panozzo, Pani, Panebianco, Pancotto

From the word "pane" = bread, to indicate someone's job (a baker, for example); also comes from the medieval epithet pastilla, which means a good person

Pantaleo, Pantalone, Pantaleone, Pantaleoni, Pantalone, Patalei

From the name Pantaleone of Greek origin, formed by "panta" = all and "leone" = lion

Panzera, Panza, Pansa, Pancia, Panzetti, Pansini, Pancini, Panzarella, Panzacchi, Panzarino, Pansera, Pansardi, Pancera, Panzuti

From the word "panza" = belly




From the word "Pope", which has different meanings according to local traditions = father, bishop, priest


It comes from the abbreviation "Longobardi" = Lombards

relative, relative

From the word "parente" = relative

Parijs, Parigi, Parisi, Parise, Parissi, Parisini, Parisotti, Parisani

From the name of the city of Paris to indicate someone from France or from Paris; also someone who used to go there as a trader

Pasquale, Pasquali, Pascal, Pasqualetti, Pasqualini, Pasquarelli, Pascarella, Pascarelli

From the name Pasquale, derived from the word "pasqua" = Easter

Passarelli, Passarello

From the name of a noble family of France. It also comes from a dialect word for sieve.

sparrows, songbirds

From the word "passero" = sparrow

Pastore, Pastori, Pastorelli, Pastrello, Pastorini

From the word "pastore" = shepherd

Patricelli, Patricello, Patricello

From the name Patrizio, derived from the Latin "patricius" = of high social status

Paw, paw, paw, paw, paw

From the word "pavone" = peacock, vain person

a louse

It has the same root as the word "piede" = foot. In dialect, the word "pedencaune" means the remainder of a felled tree


From the name of the pre-Roman Peligni people who lived in the Sulmona area

Pellegrini, Pellegrino, Pellerino, Pellerini, Pellegrinelli, Pellegrinetti, Pellegrineschi

From the "word" pellegrino = pilgrim

Bont, Pellicciotta, Pellicci, Pellizza, Pellizza, Pellizzi, Pelliccioni, Pellicciari, Pellizzoni, Pellizzari, Pelisseri

From the word "pelliccia" = leather; used to indicate a person's job

Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosini, Pelosi, Peluso

From the nickname "peloso" = someone who has long or spiky hair


From the word "pendenza" = pending, to indicate where the family lived


From a pseudonym given to someone who works as a writer. Also from the word "penna", which means peak, rock: there are many place names where this word occurs

farba, comb, penton, pende

From the name of the pre-Roman Pentri people who lived in the Matese area of ​​the Molise region

Peracchia, Perilli, Perillo, Perelli, Perello, Perella, Perillio


it seems, it seems

From the word "perla" = pearl

Perrella, Perelli, Perello, Petruzzelli, Pedretti, Pedrocchi, Perazzolo, Perrone


Peracchia, Perilli, Pietri, Pietrobon, Pietricola, Piersanti, Pedrazzoli, Pieralli, Perrotti, Perotta, Perrone



From the name of the country Persia, present-day Iran. It also comes from the dialect word "persia, Persian", maggiorana = sweet marjoram

Petaccia, Petaccio, Petacci

From the dialect word "petacce" = piece, rag. Also from the name of the town of Petacciato in the Molise region

Petrarca, Petrarchi, Petracca, Petacca, Petracchi, Petrachi, Petrocelli, Petrucci, Petroselli



De la palabra "chest" = pecho or de un lugar called chest (like Pettorano in Abruzzo or Pettoranello in Molise)

Picciano, Picciani, Picciana

From the name of the city of Picciano in the province of Pescara

Piccinini, Piccirilli, Piccini

From the word "piccino" = small, little child, etc., used as a nickname for a small person

pigeons, pigeons

From the word "piccione" = pigeon

Pierdomenico, Pierdomenieten, Pierdominieten

It consists of two names:pedroin the domain

Pierfelice, Pierfelici, Pierfeliciano

It consists of two names:pedroIn happy


It consists of two names:pedroin St


It consists of two names:pedroin Antonin


From Latin "petra rubea" = red stone to indicate where the family comes from



Pinelli, Pino, Pinello, Pin, Pinato, Pinat

From the name Pino, diminutive of Giuseppe


It comes from the adjective "dipinto" = painted, used as a nickname already in the Middle Ages


From the dialect of Abruzzo and Moise, the word "peroccha" = stick; also derived from the word of the Calabrian and Sicilian dialect "pirocchio" = common louse, means

Pisano, Pisano, Pisano, Pisano, Pisano, Pisaniello

He comes from the city of Pisa in the Tuscany region

Pisciella, Vis, Vis, Piscitelli, Kleine Vis, Kleine Vis, Grote Vis, Kleine Vis

From the word "pesce" = fish

Pisegna, Pisegni, Pisegno

From the word Geek "floors" = irrigated place


From the word "pestle" = mortar hand

Pizzoferrato, Pizzo, Pizzo

From the name of the town of Pizzoferrato in the province of Chieti, derived from the word "pizzo" meaning high peak, peak


From the Southern Italian adjective "pizzuto" meaning pointed, sharp


From the Latin word "plexa" = twisted or from the Albanian word "plesht" = flea

Polidoro, Polidori

From the name Polidoro derived from the Greek name Polydoros, consisting of "polys" = much and "doron" = gift

Politi, Politano, PolitanÒ, Pulitano

From the Greek word "polites" = citizens. Sometimes it comes from the name of the city of Polito in the province of Cosenza

Pomante, Pomanti

From the Latin words "pomum" = fruit and "pomus" = fruit tree. Probably used as a nickname for families who owned many fruit trees.

Pompeii, Pompeii, Pompeii

From the Roman surname "Pompey"

Pompilis, Pompilis, Pompilia

From the Roman surname "Pompilius"

Pomponio, Pomponio, Pomponio

From the Roman family name "Pomponio"

Pontarelli, Ponte, Ponti, Ponticelli, Pontillo, Pontini, Pontoni, Pontiroli, Pontalti
Porcelli, Porcelliello, Porcella, Porcellini, Porcelluzzi

From the word "porco" = pig, possibly related to the work of a pig farmer.


Possibly from the Latin "porrectum" = plateau, an extension to indicate that one is from such places

Potalivo, Potalivi, Potamio, Potamione

It is composed of the verb "potare" = to prune and the word "olivo" = olive tree. To declare a job.

presence, presence, presence

From the Latin name "Praesentius" meaning clever, powerful

Presutti, Presutto, Presutte

The suggested etymology may come from the dialectic word "presutte", prosciutto = ham. But a more competent origin can be inferred from the consonant shift in the ancient name of the Praetucia peoples who inhabited the Teramo area in pre-Roman times.

Priest, Priest, Preite, Previte, Preve

From the word "prete" = priest, derived from the Greek "presbyteros" = the greatest

slow slow

From the word "spring" = spring

Atrapalo, Princio

From the word "principle" = prince


From the Greek word "prophetis" = prophet


From the Latin adjective "proiectus" = abandoned, given to children of unknown parents

Proper, Proper
Prospero, Prospero, Prosperini

From the name of Prospero

Puglielli, Pugliese, Puglisi, Pugliano, Puglianello, Pugliarello, Pugliatti

From the name of the region of Puglia. To indicate that someone is from here

chicks, chicks

From the Latin adjective "pullicenus", derived from "pullus" = small, small, young


From Medieval Latin "pulsone" = great blow.


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