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Multiple Origins for the Surname Berra


Italian


The surname Berra is thought to derive from a place name. There is a municipality of Berra in the province of Ferrara, in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna; as a surname, Berra no doubt meant "one who hailed from Berra."

Berra Early Origins



The surname Berra was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. One of the first records of the name was of a Berra, whose members were lords of Berra, Zoetto, Falicone, and Caudalunga. Antonio Berra was awarded the title of Baron in 1602.

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Berra Spelling Variations


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Berra Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Berra, Bera, Berrara and others.

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Berra Early History


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Berra Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berra research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early Berra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berra Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berra 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:

Berra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Berra, aged 20, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Pedro Antonio De Berra, aged 29, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1833
  • Jose Emeterio De Berra, aged 19, landed in Puerto Rico in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berra (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berra (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (1925-2015), American legendary Major League Baseball catcher, manager, and coach, winner of 13 World Series titles, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972
  • Tim M Berra, American Professor Emeritus of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at the Ohio State University
  • Steve Berra (b. 1973), American skateboarder and actor
  • Dale Berra (b. 1956), American baseball player
  • Christophe Berra (b. 1985), Scottish footballer

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Berra Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Berra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berra 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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