and had various properties, subsequently inherited by his many sons.
On the death of his father (c. 1485), Polo became the inspirer of the family, entering into various contracts, also in the name of his brother Giovanni and the orphaned nephews of his other brothers Antonio and Domenico.
<< 23rd January 1527
The brothers Marco, Gaspare, Antonio and Domenico the sons of Paolo of Gaspare from Gomarolo purchased from Pietro, the son of Azzelino from Conco a piece of arable land situated in Conco (A.S.V., Not. Vic. GioBatta son of Marco from Conco, file 6643, ff. 17r-18v). In those days, in order to identify persons, the patronymic system was used, with the name of the father; thus in 1527 Gasparo, Menegato, Marco and Antonio Poli were called "the son of Paolo" (Poli, Latin genitive "of Paul"), an expression that was not yet considered a surname.