a lengthened form of Paetus [PAETUS], like Albinus of Albus, was a family name of the Fulvia Gens.
It superseded the family name of Curvus, of which it was originally an agnomen, and was superseded in its turn by the name of Nobilior.
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.