Show ContentsDamato History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Damato is derived from the Latin word "amatus," meaning "beloved," and was a popular source of many given names.

Early Origins of the Damato family

The surname Damato was first found in both northern and southern Italy, as Amati and Amato respectively. The surname Amato was, and is, quite common on the southern island region of Sicily, while Amati is common further north, in Campania, and Emilia-Romagna.

Early History of the Damato family

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Damato Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Amato, Amati, Amat, Amata, D'Amato, Amado, Amatucci and many more.

Early Notables of the Damato family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Ferdinando II, Governor of the people of Ferrara, in 1179; and Nicola Amati or Niccolò Amati (1596-1684), an Italian luthier from Cremona. Amati, a family of celebrated Italian violinmakers, who lived and worked at Cremona, and are generally regarded as the founders of the Cremona school. There is...
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Damato Ranking

In the United States, the name Damato is the 7,102nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Damato migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Damato Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicola Damato, 34, who arrived in New York, in 1882

Contemporary Notables of the name Damato (post 1700) +

  • Michael Anthony "Mike" D'Amato (b. 1943), former American football defensive back
  • Mike D'Amato (b. 1967), American politician and alderman
  • Corporal Anthony Peter Damato (1922-1944), United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor posthumously
  • Brian D'Amato, American author and sculptor
  • Lisa Marie D'Amato, American recording artist, fashion model and television personality
  • Alfonse Marcello "Al" D'Amato (b. 1937), American lawyer and former New York politician
  • Peter D'Amato, American author, businessman, and carnivorous plant authority
  • Cus D'Amato (1908-1985), creator of the D'Amato boxing program
  • Corporal Anthony Peter Damato (1922-1944), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Armand P. D'Amato, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1973-87 [2]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook