Amati History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Amati is derived from the Latin word "amatus," meaning "beloved," and was a popular source of many given names.

Early Origins of the Amati family

The surname Amati was first found in both northern and southern Italy, as Amati and Amato respectively. The surname Amato was, and is, quite common on the southern island region of Sicily, while Amati is common further north, in Campania, and Emilia-Romagna.

Early History of the Amati family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amati research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1051, 1101, 1179, 1596, 1684, 1520, 1525, 1550 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Amati History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amati Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Amato, Amati, Amat, Amata, D'Amato, Amado, Amatucci and many more.

Early Notables of the Amati family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Ferdinando II, Governor of the people of Ferrara, in 1179; and Nicola Amati or Niccolò Amati (1596-1684), an Italian luthier from Cremona. Amati, a family of celebrated Italian violinmakers, who lived and worked at Cremona, and are generally regarded as the founders of the Cremona school. There is...
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Migration of the Amati family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicola Damato, 34; who arrived in New York, in 1882. Guiseppe Amato, 10; who came to New York in 1888; and Pietro Amato, 47; who arrived in New York in 1896..


Contemporary Notables of the name Amati (post 1700) +

  • Niccolo Amati (1649-1740), Italian violin maker
  • Geronimo Amati (1551-1635), Italian violin maker
  • Antonio Amati (1550-1638), Italian violin maker
  • Nicola Amati (1530-1600), Italian violin maker
  • Andrea Amati (1520-1580), Italian violin maker


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