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

Devito Early Origins



The surname Devito 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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Devito Spelling Variations


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Devito 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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Devito Early History


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Devito Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devito 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 Devito History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devito Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devito Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Vitellozzo Vitelli (c.1458-1502) was an Italian condottiero, was Lord of Montone, Città 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 Devito Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Devito Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michele-Angelo DeVito, who arrived in New York on board the "SS Anglia" in 1891

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devito (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devito (post 1700)



  • Tommy DeVito (b. 1928), American musician and singer, member of The Four Seasons
  • Mike DeVito (b. 1984), American football nose tackle and defensive end
  • Lucy Chet DeVito (b. 1983), American actress
  • Tony DeVito (b. 1972), American professional wrestler
  • John Able DeVito, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • Anthony J. DeVito, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1968, 1970
  • Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito (b. 1944), Emmy Award-winning American actor, director, and an Oscar-nominated producer
  • Karla Jayne DeVito (b. 1953), American singer, actress and voice artist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. 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).
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Devito Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devito 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 17 November 2015 at 11:37.

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