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The surname Coletti was first found in Tuscany (Italian: Toscana), a region in central Italy. It has nine provinces. Universities are Florence, Pisa and Siena. Home of the Medici they returned to Tuscany in 1530 where they held until 1737. Francis was elected emperor in 1745 and Leopold I succeeded, down to Ferdinand III in 1793. In 1799 it was sacked by a French revolutionary force and remained French until 1847. In 1861 it joined the Kingdom of Italy. 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coletti, Colletti, Coleti, Colleti, Colettis, Coletis, Couletti, Cuoletti and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coletti research. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1742, and 1754 are included under the topic Early Coletti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Colleti, who settled in New Orleans in 1853; Guiseppe Colletti, who arrived in Mississippi in 1902; and Louis Colletti, who arrived in Arkansas in 1918..


  • Alex Coletti, American three-time Emmy Award nominated executive producer and director for MTV Networks
  • Edward Coletti, American poet
  • Giovanni Battista Coletti (1948-1976), Italian silver medalist fencer at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Mattia Coletti (b. 1984), Italian ski mountaineer
  • Duilio Coletti (1906-1999), Italian film director and screenwriter who directed 29 films between 1934 and 1977
  • Paul Coletti (b. 1959), Scottish viola soloist and chamber musician, born in Edinburgh
  • Alexandra Coletti (1983-2006), Monegasque alpine skier at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Stefano Coletti (b. 1989), Monegasque professional racing driver from Monaco
  • John Coletti (b. 1949), American automobile engineer at the Ford Motor Company, probably best known for his Shelby GT500 Mustang, COO and president of EcoMotors International

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    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Coletti Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Coletti 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.

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