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Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Catalanotti. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 Venice 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 Catalanotti family lived in Bologna, where a member of the Catalano family was a military Commander in 1200.
Early Origins of the Catalanotti family
Early History of the Catalanotti family
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Catalanotti Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Catalanotti include Catalano, Catalani, Catalàn, Catelani, Catalanotto and many more.
Early Notables of the Catalanotti family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Catalanotti family to the New World and Oceana
A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Catalanotti: Salvadore Catalano, who arrived in Washington D.C. in 1805; Alessandro Catalano, aged 16, who arrived at Ellis Island from Ceppaloni, Italy, in 1911; Alfio Catalano, aged 43, who arrived at Ellis Island from Carlentini, Italy, in 1910.
Contemporary Notables of the name Catalanotti (post 1700)
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