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Early Origins of the Maletta family

The surname Maletta was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. 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 Maletta family

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Maletta Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maletta, Maletti, Maletto and others.

Early Notables of the Maletta family (pre 1700)

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United States Maletta migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maletta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Maletta, who arrived in Iowa sometime between 1866 and 1943
  • Antonia Maletta, who settled in Iowa sometime between 1866 and 1943


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