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The name comes from the Latin word "vita," meaning "life."

De vita Early Origins



The surname De vita was first found in Treviso, anciently known as Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is in the classical style with seven domes, and houses works by many notable painters and sculptors. 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.

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De vita Spelling Variations


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De vita Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Viti, Vito, Vit, Vitti, Biti, Bitti, Bitto, Vidi, Vido, Vio, Vitelli, Vitello, Vitiello, Vitulli, Vittozzo, Vitone, Vitoni, Bittolo, Bittini, Bitelli, Vidolo, Vitangelo, Vilotti, Vidossi and many more.

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De vita Early History


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De vita Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De vita research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1848, 1458, 1502, 1469, 1523, 1508, 1513, 1610, 1681, 1652, 1660, 1632, 1692, 1753 and 1824 are included under the topic Early De vita History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De vita Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De vita Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Vitellozzo Vitelli (c.1458-1502) was an Italian condottiero, was Lord of Montone, Cittą di Castello, Monterchi and Anghiari; Timoteo Viti (1469-1523), an Italian Renaissance painter closely associated with Raphael from Urbino who also served as magistrate in...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De vita Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: A. M. and F. A. Viti, who both arrived in San Francisco in 1855; Raffaela DiVito, who traveled from Aquilonia, Italy to Montclain, New York in 1913; crossing the ocean on the SS Italia and Michele-Angelo DeVito, who arrived in New York on board the SS Anglia in 1891..

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Contemporary Notables of the name De vita (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De vita (post 1700)



  • Robert Gerard DeVita (1965-1987), former American NFL football linebacker who played from 1987 to 1988
  • Ted DeVita (1962-1980), American victim of severe aplastic anemia, inspiration for the 1976 made-for-TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta
  • Vincent Theodore DeVita MD Jr. (b. 1935), American physician specializing in the field of oncology
  • Michael U. DeVita, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, 1948-51; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948, 1952 (alternate)
  • Franco De Vita (b. 1954), Venezuelan singer-songwriter

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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    The De vita Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De vita 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2016 at 16:31.

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