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Gattinara History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Gattinara 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 Gattinara family


The surname Gattinara 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 Gattinara family


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Gattinara Spelling Variations


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 Gattinara 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...
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Migration of the Gattinara 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.

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