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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Battaia which was derived from the Italian word "Battaglia," or "battle." This surname was a nickname for a warrior or professional private soldier, which then became a surname. There are also places named Battalgia, and no doubt the surname also arose describing one who came from one of these places. There are villages named Battaglia in Udine, Padova, Teramo, Trapani, and Salerno amongst other regions.

Battaia Early Origins



The surname Battaia was first found in the northern half of Italy with major families of the name being recorded in Venice and the Veneto region, Bologna, Rimini, and Pisa from the 13th century.

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Battaia Early History


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Battaia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battaia research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1748, 1532, 1643, 1717, 1772 and 1870 are included under the topic Early Battaia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battaia Spelling Variations


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Battaia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Battaggia, Battąia, Bataia, Battąggia, Battąglia, Battagliarin, Battagliarini, Battagliese, Battaglini, Battaglioli, Battaini, Battaino and many more.

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Battaia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battaia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Girolamo Battaglia, a distinguished soldier in the military in the second half of the 15th century; Francesco Battaglia, an architect born...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battaia 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 or some of its variants were: Daniel Battaglia who arrived in Philadelphia in 1864; Angelo Battaglia, who arrived in New York on July 25, 1883 aboard the "Archimede" from Palermo; Fortunato Battaglia, who arrived in New York in 1884.

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