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 lagatta came from a person who was agile, cunning or perhaps sly.
Early Origins of the lagatta family
Early History of the lagatta family
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lagatta Spelling Variations
spelling variations of lagatta are Gatti, Gatto, Gatta, Gatte, Gattola, Gattinara, Gattamelata, Lo Gatto, La Gatta, Gattelli, Gattini, Gattoli, Gattolin, Gattulli, Gattullo, Gattai, Gattei, Gatteschi and many more.
Early Notables of the lagatta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lagatta family to the New World and Oceana
Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name lagatta or a variant listed above:
lagatta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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