Cerruti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cerruti 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.

Early Origins of the Cerruti family

The surname Cerruti 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.

Early History of the Cerruti family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cerruti research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1435, 1517, 1775, 1663, 1749, 1683, 1760, 1698, 1767, 1738 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Cerruti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cerruti Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Cerruti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Michelangelo Cerruti (1663-1749), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; Roque Ceruti (c. 1683-1760), an Italian composer in Peru...
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United States Cerruti migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cerruti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Brigian Cerruti, aged 36, who landed in America from Cbasso, Italy, in 1907
  • Arturo Cerruti, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Coggiolo, Italy, in 1908
  • Angelo Cerruti, aged 29, who landed in America from Abbissola, Superiore, Italy, in 1909
  • Cerruti, aged 33, who settled in America from Milan, Italy, in 1909
  • Adelaide Cerruti, aged 24, who landed in America from Albanaella, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cerruti (post 1700) +

  • Linda Cerruti (b. 1993), Italian competitor in synchronized swimming at the 2011 and 2013 World Aquatics Championships
  • Michela Cerruti (b. 1987), Italian racing driver
  • Nino Cerruti (b. 1930), Italian businessman and stylist and founder of the fashion house Cerruti
  • Carolina del Valle Cerruti Duijm (b. 1962), Venezuelan model, Miss World Venezuela 1983
  • Felice Cerruti Bauduc (1817-1896), Italian painter

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