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The Cerrati surname is derived from the Italian word "cero" or "cirro" both of which mean "curl," and as such this was probably originally a nickname for someone with curly hair.

Cerrati Early Origins



The surname Cerrati was first found in Verona, a city in Venetia Italy, capital of the province of Verona. This ancient city was the chief town of the Cenomani, a Gaulish tribe and became a Latin town in 89 B. C. It became part of Lombardy (568,) Frankish, Bartolmeo ruled and died in 1304. It is said to be the home of Romeo and Juliet. The city is rich in churches, museums, galleries, paintings, sculptures, statues and monuments. The cathedral was consecrated in 1187. 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.

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Cerrati Spelling Variations


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Cerrati Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cerruti, Ceruti, Cerrati, Cerati, Cerrati, Cerati and many more.

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Cerrati Early History


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Cerrati Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cerrati research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1435, 1517, 1775, 1663, 1749, 1698, 1767, 1738 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Cerrati History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cerrati Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cerrati Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cerrati Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cerrati Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Vincenzo Cerrati, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
  • Raffael Cerrati, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
  • Leonardo Cerrati, who came to New York, NY in 1893
  • Giuseppe Cerrati, who settled in New York, NY in 1893

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Cerrati Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cerrati Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 December 2013 at 07:16.

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