All Piantinos are originating from the Piemonte, Italy. Here is a map of the region Ivrea - Biella, where the towns surrounded by ellipses are the places of origin of the Piantinos, and the towns enclosed in rectangles are places where Piantinos are still living. Click on the thumbnail to see the full-size map (about 240 kB), then use your Web browser's Back button to return to this page.
According to the historian Aldo Ganio Ottavio, who wrote the following book (out of print):
"Chiaverano e Bienca, biografia di due comuni della Serra"
the surname "Piantino" first appears between the 11th and the 14th century. The latin name is "De Piantinis" or "De Plantinis". In the Middle Ages, in this part of Piemonte, the family names were derived from plants or trees, for example:
he coat of arms of the Piantinos
This is what might be the coat of arms of the Piantino family.
"Di rosso, al'ulivo sradicato di verde, fruttifero
di nero,il tronco accostato dalle lettere P, Y gotiche e maiuscole
d'argento. Stemma monogrammatico"
he Piantinos throughout the World
The following graph shows the relative distribution, expressed in %, of the Piantinos in the different countries. The total population can be estimated to about 1000 people.