Recorded in several forms including Paladini, Paladino, Palladino, Palatino, Palatini, and Pallatina, this is a surname of truly ancient origins. It dates back to the time of the original foundation of the Roman Empire although it is probable that its much later development as a surname owes much to the fame of the great Gallic and French Emperor Charlemagne in the 9th century a.d., One of his famous inner circle of twelve peers and knights was Paladine, regarded as being the knight with the greatest honour. The original derivation of the name is from the Latin word "palatinus" meaning an imperial official. Given this sort of background it is hardly surprising that this surname is one which is regarded as representing great honour. The dictionary of Italian surnames suggests that it is one of a group which are known as "Military", and as it rather picturesquely describes them taken "...from the art of war". These names include Gurerro meaning warrior, Campione, the champion, Cavaliere, a knight on horseback, or Lanzioni, a German mercenary soldier. The coat of arms as shown in "Riestapt's Armourial General" has the blazon of a gold field charged with three blue bends, thereon gold stars.

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  • PALATINI — Scholiastae Iuliani Antecessoris c. 28. Omnes qui in palatio militant: quibus secundum nonnullos Castrenses oppositi; in qua sententia et Salmasius aliquandiu haerens, putavit separatum olim ac diversum fuisse ministerium Imperatoribus, Aulicum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Palatini — • The designation, primarily, of certain high officials in the papal court Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Palatini     Palatini      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • palatini — see LEVATOR VELI PALATINI, TENSOR VELI PALATINI …   Medical dictionary

  • Palatīni — Palatīni, 1) seit Constantin dem Gr. Alle, die am kaiserlichen Hofe Ämter bekleideten u. den verschiedenen Comites untergeordnet waren, als Geheimschreiber etc.; 2) die Haustruppen, im Gegensatz von den Grenz od. Feldtruppen; vgl. Paladin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Palatini — обозначение всех лиц, принадлежавших к palatium императорскому двору римских и византийских цезарей. В более узком значении под Р. подразумевался весь персонал, подведомственный заведующему финансами (comes sacrarum largitionum) и управляющему… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • PALATINI Ludi — quod in Palatino monte celebrarentur, dicti, quibusdam in honorem Iulii Caesaris, aliis in Augusti potius, instituti videntur, vide Alex. ab Alexandro Genial. dier. l. 6. c. 19. et l. 56. c. ult. Et favet posteriori sententiae Dio, qui ludos… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Palatini variation — In general relativity and gravitation the Palatini variation is nowadays thought of as variation of a Lagrangian with respect to the connection.For general relativity Palatini variation gives that the connection is theChristoffel connection. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Palatini (Roman military) — The palatini (Latin for palace troops ) were elite regiments of the Late Roman army mostly attached to the comitatus praesentales, or imperial escort armies. In the elaborate hierarchy of troop grades, the palatini ranked below the scholares… …   Wikipedia

  • Tensor veli palatini muscle — Muscle infobox Name = Tensor veli palatini muscle Latin = musculus tensor veli palatini GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1139 Caption = Dissection of the muscles of the palate from behind. (Tens. val. pal. visible at upper right.) Caption2 = The otic …   Wikipedia

  • Levator veli palatini — Muscle infobox Name = Levator veli palatini Latin = musculus levator veli palatini GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1139 Caption = Dissection of the muscles of the palate from behind. (Caption for Levator veli palatini visible at right, second from… …   Wikipedia

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