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Where did the Italian Letto family come from? What is the Italian Letto family crest and coat of arms? When did the Letto family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Letto family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Leto, Leti, Leuto, Letto, Alitto, Letta, Lette and many more.

First found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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 was in itself a family honor.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Letto research. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1630 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Letto History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Letto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Letto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Bertha Letto, who came to Iowa in 1896

Letto Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • John Letto, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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  1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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The Letto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Letto 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.

This page was last modified on 30 August 2013 at 12:15.

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