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."
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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^ 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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