Betti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Betti family

The surname Betti was first found in Cremona a city in Lombardy, capital of the province of Cremona. Founded by the Romans in 218 it has a checkered history. Virgil studied here. The finest building is the cathedral in the Lombard Romanesque style. It was started in 1107. There are many frescos from the 16th century. It was Austrian in 1814, but became a part of Italy in 1859. 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 Betti family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Betti research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1103, 1477, 1535, 1605, 1658, 1740, 1698, 1778, 1445, 1510 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Betti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Betti Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Botta, Botto, Botti, Boto, Bota and others.

Early Notables of the Betti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Biagio Betti (1535-1605), an Italian painter of the Renaissance period; Rinaldo Botti (1658-1740), an Italian painter in the Baroque period, a pupil of Jacopo Chiavistelli; and Gaudenzio Botti (1698-1778), an Italian painter of...
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Migration of the Betti family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Annunziata Bota, aged 21, who arrived at Ellis Island from Ascoli Satiano, Italy, in 1913; Adelina Botto, aged 21, who arrived at Ellis Island from Borzonssca, Italy, in 1921.


Contemporary Notables of the name Betti (post 1700) +

  • Ugo Betti (1892-1954), Italian dramatist and poet


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