Early Origins of the Giamatti family
The surname Giamatti was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany
, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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 Giamatti family
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Giamatti Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Giammetta, Giammatteo, Giacomello, Giocomollo, Giomacolla, Giacometti, Giamitti, Giampaola and many more.
Early Notables of the Giamatti family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giamatti family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Angelo Giancola, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Limasano, Italy, in 1912; Angelo Giancola, aged 33, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Limosano, Italy, in 1923.
Contemporary Notables of the name Giamatti (post 1700)
- Marcus Bartlett Giamatti (b. 1961), American actor, best known for his recurring role on the CBS drama series Judging Amy
- Angelo Bartlett "Bart" Giamatti (1938-1989), American President of Yale University (1978-1986) and 7th Commissioner of Major League Baseball (1989)
- Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (b. 1967), American two-time Golden Globe Award winning, Primetime Emmy Award winning actor