Early Origins of the Berretta family
The surname Berretta was first found in Alessandria the capital of the province of the same name on the River Tanaro. It was founded in 1168. It was besieged by Barbarossa for six months without success. The citadel, on the left bank of the Tanaro is a principal building. It is famous for the manufacture of felt hats. 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 Berretta family
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Berretta Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Baratta, Baratti, Barattieri, Baratto, Barattini, Barattino, Barattucci, Barattoni, Barattero, Barrata, Barrato, Barreti and many more.
Early Notables of the Berretta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berretta family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Berretta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Guy Berretta, who settled in New York sometime between 1884 and 1925