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

Amato Early Origins



The surname Amato 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.

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Amato Spelling Variations


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Amato Spelling Variations



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

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Amato Early History


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Amato Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amato research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1051, 1101, 1179, 1596 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Amato History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amato Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amato Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amato Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amato Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Guiseppe Amato, 10, who came to New York in 1888
  • Pietro Amato, 47, who arrived in New York in 1896

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amato (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amato (post 1700)



  • Michelle Amato, American vocalist
  • Kimberly Amato (b. 1976), American actress
  • Ken Amato (b. 1977), Puerto Rican American football player
  • Joseph Amato (d. 1927), Italian-American mobster
  • Erika Amato (b. 1969), American singer and actress
  • Donna Amato, American pianist
  • Dave Amato, American guitarist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band REO Speedwagon
  • Chuck Amato (b. 1946), American football coach
  • Joseph Amato, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 34th District, 1962
  • Francisco Amato (1893-1986), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

    The Amato Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amato Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:44.

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