Early Origins of the Bertoia family
The surname Bertoia was first found in the city of Ferrara, where Giacomo Bertazzi was assistant to Pope Sergio II in 845.
Early History of the Bertoia family
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Bertoia 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 Bertoia 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 Bertoia 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... Another 190 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bertoia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bertoia family to the New World and Oceana
A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Bertoia: Bert Bertola, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1822 at the age of 34; and Charles Berto, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1858, Silvio Berti, who was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1903, as well as Louis Bertino, who arrived in New York city in 1864..
Contemporary Notables of the name Bertoia (post 1700)
- Donald "Don" Richard Bertoia (b. 1940), Canadian gold and bronze medalist middle distance runner at the 1963 Pan American Games from Rossland, British Columbia
- Reno Peter Bertoia (1935-2011), Italian-born American Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1953 through 1962