Berra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Berra family

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.

Important Dates for the Berra family

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Berra Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Berra family (pre 1700)

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Berra migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Berra, aged 20, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826 [1]
  • Pedro Antonio De Berra, aged 29, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1833 [1]
  • Jose Emeterio De Berra, aged 19, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1834 [1]

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

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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