Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Balletto family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Balletto came from a person who was nicknamed a "rascal" deriving its origin from the Italian word balosso.
Early Origins of the Balletto family
Early History of the Balletto family
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Balletto Spelling Variations
local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Balletto. These spelling variations include Balli, Ballo, Balla, Balletti, Balletto, Ballini, Ballotti, Balloni, Ballone, Ballon, Ballandi, Ballanti, Ballante, Ballantini, Balleri, Ballero, Ballerini, Ballerino, Ballarini, Ballarin, Ballaro, Ballatore, Balladore, Ballacchi, Ballada, Ballai, Ballardi, Bellarini, Ballaroto, Ballonio, Ballotta and many more.
Early Notables of the Balletto family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balletto family to the New World and Oceana
Ballettos were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Balletto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Balletto (post 1700)
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