Otta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Otta surname was created from the Germanic personal name Odo, or Otto. Oddi, is patronymic or plural form of the surname.

Early Origins of the Otta family

The surname Otta was first found in Perugia (Latin: Perusia), the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the Tiber River, capital of the province of Perugia. Perusia took part in a rebellion in 295 B.C. and was reduced with the exceptions of the temples Vulcan and Juno. In the 9th century A.D the city was a papal territory but remained true to the Guelphs. Records are found in 1280, when Oddo Oddi was mayor of Parma. From this family came two more mayors in Parma: Ungaro in 1291 and Marolo in 1293. 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 Otta family

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Otta Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oddi, Oddo, Odda, Odi, Oddone, Oddoni, Odone, Otto, Oddini, Ottoni, Odino, Ottella, Ottobelli, Ottolino and many more.

Early Notables of the Otta family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Roberto Oderisi, a Neapolitan painter who lived during the 14th century. He worked for King Roberto of Naples and King Charles III, and among surviving works are numerous frescoes in the Church of Santa Maria Incoronata in Naples. Oddo degli Oddi was a physician from Padua around 1450; Sforza degli Oddi, born in 1540, was a Perugian writer and jurist; Marco degli Oddi, born in Padua in 1526, was a professor of logic, philosophy, and medicine. Many members of the Oddone family gained prestige...
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United States Otta migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Otta Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Potto Otta, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook