Bertani History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bertani family

The surname Bertani was first found in the city of Ferrara, where Giacomo Bertazzi was assistant to Pope Sergio II in 845.

Important Dates for the Bertani family

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Bertani Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Bertani include Berti, Berto, Bert, Berta, De Berti, De Berto, Di Berto, Bertelli, Bertello, Bertella, Bertini, Bertino, Bertinetti, Bertinetto, Bertucci, Berteri, Bertieri, Bertera and many more.

Early Notables of the Bertani family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Bertazzi, who was head of the Venetian Republic in the year 1007; Enrico Bertoli in Mazzara, elected Cardinal by Pope Pasquale II in 1110; the Bertone family of Chieri owned vast lands and belonged to the most ancient and most prestigious nobility; Bellincione Berti, born in 1220 in Florence, was talked about twice by Dante in the Paradiso as being a noble citizen; Simone di Bartolomeo Berti was a Florentine monk in 1450; Giacomo Bertacchi was mayor of Sassuolo in 1602; another Giacomo Bertacchini was mayor of Savignano in 1690; Jacopo Bertoia, also...
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Bertani migration to the United States

A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Bertani:

Bertani Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rosa Bertani, aged 25, originally from Vigevano, Italy, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [1]
  • Giacomo Bertani, aged 17, originally from Bedonia, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [2]
  • Alessandro Bertani, aged 25, originally from Gambolo, Pavia, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Genova [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bertani (post 1700)

  • Matt Bertani (b. 1976), American ice hockey assistant coach with the New York Islanders
  • William Joseph “Bill” Bertani (1919-1988), American soccer player, member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic soccer team
  • Pietro Bertani (1501-1558), Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal
  • Giovanni Battista Bertani (1516-1576), Italian painter and architect of the late Renaissance period
  • Cristian Bertani (b. 1981), Italian footballer who plays for Como
  • Agostino Bertani (1812-1886), Italian revolutionary and physician during Italian unification
  • Rogério Bertani, Brazilian arachnologist, active at the Butantan Institute

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HD-3P2 : 6 December 2014), Rosa Bertani, 17 Dec 1920; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DG-YP6 : 6 December 2014), Giacomo Bertani, 27 Oct 1920; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HX-SM9 : 6 December 2014), Alessandro Bertani, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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