Paina, very rare, has a stock in the south of Milan and one in the high part of Vicenza, Paini has more than one nucleus, one in the Parma and Reggio regions, one in the Sondri area and one in the Brescia area, Pajni, almost unique, is Lombard, should derive from a dialectal nickname linked to the peasant origin of the family, paini da pagini (villani) da pagus (village) and it would be an unpleasant epithet, it is also possible a derivation from the medieval word paina understood as a piece of land (arable area), of quests we have an example in the Diplomatic Code of medieval Lombardy in a Cartula venditionis of 1028 written in Calusco (BG): "... Et bergamena cum actramentario de terra levavimus, me paina Petri notarius et iudex tradidit et scribere rogavit in qua subter confirmans testibusque obtulit roborandum Actum suprascripto loco Calusco .... ", a possible connection with straw, or for the trade or for episodes that make reference to it cannot be excluded. Famous composer was Ferdinando Paini, composer, born in 1773. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Paini is a central-southern and Venetian derivative of Paglia, abbreviated to Pagliarini.
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