hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Dragotti came from the word drago which means dragon. The surname is derived from the Latin medieval name Draconis which is derived from a word which means dragon.
Early Origins of the Dragotti family
Early History of the Dragotti family
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Dragotti Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Drago, Draga, de Drago, Dragho, Dragomanni, Dragonetti, Dragoni, Dragotti, Dragotto and many more.
Early Notables of the Dragotti family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dragotti family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco-Paolo Drago, age 25 who arrived in New York March 8; 1882 aboard The Orsola, Joe Drago, who was recorded in Louisiana between the years 1989-1910.
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