From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice
emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Barbatotto. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local
surnames are also found. Local
names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Barbatotto family lived in the Veneto region of Italy.
Early Origins of the Barbatotto family
The surname Barbatotto was first found in Sicily
(Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Barbatotto family
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Barbatotto Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Barbaro, Barbara, Barabari, Barbarino, Barbarella, Barbarelli, Barbarotti and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbatotto family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbatotto family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Barbara, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820; as well as Antonio Barbara, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1860.