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Origin of Palleschi Surname

Post by aristides » 20 Mar 2007, 19:09

I am researching my mother's paternal line, Palleschi. I have seen some research that the name has its origin with the followers of the Medici family. Allegedly, the Palleschi were Medici partisians who ran through the streets of Florence yelling "Palle, palle, palle". Supposedly, this was to signify that they were followers of the balls that appeared on the Medici coat of arms. They were not aristocrats or Medici themselves. They were members of the Medici faction. Makes a good story.

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Post by suanj » 20 Mar 2007, 20:59

aristides wrote:I am researching my mother's paternal line, Palleschi. I have seen some research that the name has its origin with the followers of the Medici family. Allegedly, the Palleschi were Medici partisians who ran through the streets of Florence yelling "Palle, palle, palle". Supposedly, this was to signify that they were followers of the balls that appeared on the Medici coat of arms. They were not aristocrats or Medici themselves. They were members of the Medici faction. Makes a good story.

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