The name Dati is generally considered to be a Southern Italian name; however the earliest records we could find of the name occured in the north. Dati arose as a surname from several different sources: as a habitational name taken on from any of numerous places named Dattilo; from the personal name
Dattilo, which was a form of a the Germanic personal name
, Dado, Daddo, Datto etc.; and it was also a patronymic
surname using the "D'" prefix meaning "from" to denote ancestry from someone of the personal name Attilio.
Early Origins of the Dati family
The surname Dati was first found in at Pavia, anciently Ticinum a town of Lombardy
, and capital of the Province of Pavia. Across the Ticino lies the borough of Borgo Ticino. The town is rich in monuments and art. Charlemagne
completely destroyed the Lombards in 774. A Large amount of jealousy arose between Pavia and Milan and by 1056 it had resulted in open war: four centuries of war followed. 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 Dati family
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Dati Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dattilo, Dattila, Dattili, Datta, Dattari, Dati and others.
Early Notables of the Dati family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dati family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dati Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pietro Dati, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Camaiore, Italy, in 1908
- Raffaele Dati, aged 16, who landed in America from Massarone, Italy, in 1910
- Luigi Dati, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Camaiore, Italy, in 1910
- Albino Dati, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Volpromaro, Italy, in 1911
- Carola Dati, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Camaisre, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dati (post 1700)
- Rachida Dati (b. 1965), French politician and Member of the European Parliament