Bertolino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Bertolino family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Bertolino family lived in the city of Susa, west of Turin. The records date back to the 12th century, when the Bartolomei family were governors of San Giorgio.
Early Origins of the Bertolino family
The surname Bertolino was first found in the northern region of Piedmont, with earliest records showing the family in the city of Susa, which is located west of Turin. The records date back to the 12th century, when the Bartolomei family were governors of San Giorgio.
Important Dates for the Bertolino family
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Bertolino Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Bertolino include Bartolomei, Bartolomeo, Bartolommeo, Bortolomei, Bartoccelli, Bartholazzi, Bortolomeo, Di Bartolomeo, Bartolomucci, Bartolomeoni, Bartolomeazzi, Bortolomeotti, Bortolomedi, Bartali, Bartalo, Bartoli, Bartolo, Vartolo, Bartole, De Bartolo, De Bartoli, De Bartalo, Bartolic, Bartolich, Bartarelli, Bartaletti, Bartoletti, Bartalini, Bartolini, Bartalucci, Bartolucci, Bartalotta, Bartolotti, Bartolozzi, Bartaloni, Bartoloni, Bartolone, Bartolacci, Bartolaccini, Bartalena, Bartolena, Bartalesi, Bartocci, Bartozzi, Bortuzzi, Bortuzzo, Bortoli, Bortolo, Bortol, Bortul, Bortoletti, Bortoletto, Bortolini, Bortolino, Bortolin, Bortulin, Bortolucci, Bortoluzzi, Bortoluz, Bortolussi, Bortolotti, Bortolot, Bortolozzi, Bortolossi, Bortoloni, Bortolon, Bortolazzi, Bortolani, Bortolan, Bortolato, Bortolutti, Bort, Bortot and many more.
Early Notables of the Bertolino family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was the Bartoli family of Siena, who were recognized as nobility; the Bartoli family of Velletri was involved in the government in 1346; Carlo d'Agnolino Bartoli was an ambassador for the republic, was elected director of the hospital in Siena around 1425, and was Bishop of Siena in 1427; Jacopo Bartoli was a military captain of the Sienese army in Brescia; the Bartoli family of Florence, of whom 11 members became priests; the Bartoccelli family arrived in Sicily from Spain in 1537; the Bartolini family in Udine was recognized as nobility; Girolamo...
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Bertolino migration to the United States
Some of the first North American settlers with Bertolino name or one of its variants:
Bertolino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna Bertolino, aged 32, who landed in America from Foglizzo, Italy, in 1911
- Antonino Bertolino, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Grotte, Sicily, in 1911
- Adele Bertolino, aged 11, who landed in America from Foglizzo, Italy, in 1912
- Andrea Bertolino, aged 18, who landed in America from Marsala, Sicily, in 1913
- Antonietta Bertolino, aged 16, who landed in America from Jabbrosa, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bertolino (post 1700)
- Allison Bertolino (b. 1991), American Young Artist Award nominated television and film actress
- Enrique Bertolino (b. 1912), Argentine professional golfer