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Pantaleo Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Pantaleo from Greek Pantaleōn from pas ‘all’ genitive pantos + leōn ‘lion’. In the original Greek form Panteleēmōn (from pas ‘all’ genitive pantos + eleēmōn ‘merciful’) it was the name borne by a Christian saint said to have been martyred under Diocletian Nicomedia. He is the patron of physicians having apparently been one himself. He was honored in the Eastern Church as early as the 5th century but his cult did not reach the Western Church until the 11th century when he was adopted as the patron saint of Venice. In the 14th century the Italian name Pantaleone came to be used for a character in the Harlequinade a foolish old Venetian and in some later cases the surname may have arisen as a nickname for someone who played the part of this character. It was from his prototypical costume that the term pantaloon came to be used to denote a type of loose-fitting breeches whence the modern English word pants.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tantalo, Pantaleon, Pantages, Papaleo, Parmalee, Panter, Rantanen

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Where is the Pantaleo family from?

You can see how Pantaleo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pantaleo family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Pantaleo families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Pantaleo's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pantaleo families in 1920.
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What did your Pantaleo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pantaleo. 20% of Pantaleo men worked as a Laborer and 35% of Pantaleo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pantaleo were Barber and Inspector. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Seamstress
  • Finisher
  • Inspector
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Passenger Lists

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There are 709 military records available for the last name Pantaleo. For the veterans among your Pantaleo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pantaleo lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pantaleo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pantaleo in 1949 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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