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The distinguished surname Orsatti originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed 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. 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. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Orsatti came from the name Orso, which is derived from the Latin name Ursus, meaning bear.

Orsatti Early Origins



The surname Orsatti was first found in Forli (Latin: Forum Livii), a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, capital of the province of Forli-Cesena. The Church of S. Mercuriale is notable. 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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Orsatti Spelling Variations


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Orsatti Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Orsi, Orso, Ursi, Urso, Dorso, Ursich, Ursic, Orselli, Orsetti, Orsatti, Ursini, Ursino, Orsoni and many more.

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Orsatti Early History


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Orsatti Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orsatti research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1725, 1328, 1598, 1650 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Orsatti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orsatti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orsatti Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Orsatti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orsatti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gerenna Orsatti, aged 58, who landed in America from Faro, Italy, in 1911
  • Ismaele Orsatti, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Para S. Martino, Italy, in 1913
  • Lina Orsatti, aged 7, who settled in America from Torre S. Maria, Italy, in 1913
  • Enrico Orsatti, aged 29, who settled in America from Silvi, Italy, in 1919
  • Arturo Orsatti, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Silvi Marina Teramo, Italy, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orsatti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Orsatti (post 1700)



  • Ken Orsatti (1932-2010), American director, National Executive Director of the Screen Actors Guild 1981 to 2000
  • Ernest Ralph Orsatti (1902-1968), American Major League Baseball player
  • Victor Orsatti (1905-1984), Hollywood talent agent and film producer
  • Andrew Orsatti (b. 1975), Australian sports presenter and football commentator

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Orsatti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orsatti 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.

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