The surname Gatica is derived from the Italian word "gatto," meaning "a cat." It was no doubt taken on as a surname after having been a nickname
for someone who was in some way cat-like.
Early Origins of the Gatica family
The surname Gatica was first found in Sicily
(Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. 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 Gatica family
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Gatica Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gati, Gatti, Gatto, Gatta, La Gatto, Gattelli, Gattini, Gattoli, Gattolin, Gattulli, Gattullo, Gattai, Gattei, Gatteschi, Gatiglia, Gattuso, Del Gatto, Gattico, Gattinara, Gattic, Gattola and many more.
Early Notables of the Gatica family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Giuseppe Gatti di Sesto Calende of Lombardy
, who was raised to the nobility in 1771. Also of note were... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gatica Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gatica family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gatti, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1845; Aless Gatti of Genoa, who arrived at Ellis Island
, New York in 1893; Cataldo Gatti, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1892.