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The distinguished surname Gatti originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed 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. Although 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, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Gatti came from a person who was agile, cunning or perhaps sly.

Gatti Early Origins



The surname Gatti was first found in the city of Gaeta, with the noble Gattola family in 1091.

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Gatti Spelling Variations


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Gatti Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Gatti are Gatti, Gatto, Gatta, G atte, Gattola, Gattinara, Gattamelata, Lo Gatto, La Gatta, Gattelli, Gattini, Gattoli, Gattolin, Gattulli, Gattullo, Gattai, Gattei, Gatteschi and many more.

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Gatti Early History


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Gatti Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gatti research. More information is included under the topic Early Gatti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gatti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatti Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Erasmo Gattamelata who was Commander of the Papal armies in 1431, and from this gained noble status in the Venetian Republi c. Bernardino Gatti, a painter in Pavia around 1500, was known as "Il Solaro" and was dependent on famous painter Correggio for much of...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gatti or a variant listed above:

Gatti Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Gatti, aged 33, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • John Gatti, who arrived in Mississippi in 1845
  • John Gatti, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1845
  • Cataldo Gatti, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1892
  • Arthur Gatti, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gatti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Gatti, who was naturalized in Kansas in 1902
  • Adamo Gatti, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Sandrio, Italy, in 1905
  • Alberto Gatti, aged 14, who landed in America from Ruino, Italy, in 1910
  • Agostino Gatti, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Rocchetto, Italy, in 1911
  • Adolfo Gatti, aged 6, who settled in America from Castelluccio, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatti (post 1700)



  • John Gatti, American politician, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, 1971-73
  • Arturo Gatti, Canadian-born, American boxer, who turned professional in 1991
  • Marcello Gatti (1924-2013), Italian five-time Nastro d'Argento Award winning cinematographer
  • Guido Maria Gatti, born in Chieti, a musicologist and music critic, prominent especially during the early 20th century
  • Dr. Rupert Gatti, lecturer in Economics at the University of Cambridge, England

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Gatti Historic Events


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Gatti Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Signore Gaspare Antonio Pietro "Luigi" Gatti (d. 1912), aged 37, English Restaurant Manager from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Minia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Gatti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatti 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.

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