Di vito History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Di vito family

The surname Di vito 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.

Important Dates for the Di vito family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Di vito research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1848, 1489, 1458, 1502, 1469, 1523, 1508, 1513, 1610, 1681, 1652, 1660, 1632, 1692, 1753 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Di vito History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Di vito 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.

Early Notables of the Di vito family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Cornelio Vitelli ( fl. 1489), Italian scholar, born of a noble family at Corneto in the Romagna. [1] Vitellozzo Vitelli (c.1458-1502) was an Italian condottiero, Lord of Montone, Città di Castello, Monterchi and Anghiari; Timoteo Viti (1469-1523), was an Italian Renaissance painter closely associated with Raphael from...
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Di vito migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Di vito Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Nicola Divito, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1906
  • Alessandro DiVito, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Oreno Antonio, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonia Divito, aged 17, who settled in America from Toritto, Italy, in 1910
  • Raffaela DiVito, who traveled from Aquilonia, Italy to Montclain, New York in 1913, crossing the ocean on the SS "Italia"
  • Antonio DiVito, aged 16, who landed in America from Giffani Val., Italy, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Di vito (post 1700)

  • Joseph Charles DiVito (b. 1945), American former collegiate and AFL quarterback
  • Andrea Di Vito (b. 1971), Italian comic book artist
  • José Antonio Guillermo Divito (1914-1969), Argentine illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist and editor

Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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