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Early Origins of the Bertolini family

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

Early History of the Bertolini family

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Bertolini 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 Bertolini 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 Bertolini 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...
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Migration of the Bertolini family to the New World and Oceana

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

Bertolini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Bertolini, aged 25, who settled in America from Sondria, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Bertolini, aged 27, who landed in America from Berbano Landrio, Italy, in 1909
  • Angela Bertolini, aged 20, who landed in America from Bertiolo, Italy, in 1910
  • Alessandro Bertolini, aged 37, who settled in America from Berbermo, Italy, in 1910
  • Alfredo Bertolini, aged 6, who landed in America from Fivizzano, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bertolini (post 1700)

  • Mark T. Bertolini (b. 1957), American businessman, CEO of Aetna, an American managed health care company
  • Pietro Bertolini (1859-1920), Italian statesman
  • Christopher Bertolini, Italian film writer and producer, best known for the 1999 film, The General's Daughter
  • Luigi Bertolini (1904-1977), Italian football midfielder
  • Alessandro Bertolini (b. 1971), Italian professional road racing cyclist
  • Andrea Bertolini (b. 1973), Italian race car driver
  • Massimo Bertolini (b. 1974), retired Italian professional tennis player

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