Damato 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...
In the United States, the name Damato is the 7,102nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Damato Settlers in United States in the 19th Century