Pallotta is widespread in the area that includes the Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, central-northern Puglia and Matera, Pallotti has a lineage between Modena and Bologna, one between Macerata and Piceno and one in the Roman and Viterbo areas, Pallotto has a stock in the Macerata area, one in the Isernia area and one in the Roman area, these three surnames should derive from nicknames, probably originating from a non-lean appearance of the founders. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Pallotta is a panitalian surname but especially widespread in the Center-South. It is the surname of the nickname 'pallotta' which derives from "ball" and was probably used to indicate a fat person. In addition to this interpretation, P. Minervini, 365, also adds another: from the Calabrian dialect 'pallotta' = peeled and boiled chestnut; plate; melon'. For the analogous surname Pallotti Rohlfs indicates instead the derivation from 'pallottola'.
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