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The distinguished surname Perotti can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Piedmont 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 Perotti came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

Perotti Early Origins



The surname Perotti was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), where Giuseppe Peracchio, was listed as a brave soldier during the 11th century.

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Perotti Spelling Variations


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Perotti Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Perotti include Perri, Peri, Perrico, Perotti, Perotta, Perracco, Perracho, Perrachino, Perrachini, Peracchio, Perrachio, Perotti, Perricone, Peracca, Perachis, Peracini, Peraga, Perazzo, Peralta, Peralto, Perolto, Peretti, Peretto, Perini, Perino and many more.

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Perotti Early History


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Perotti Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perotti research. More information is included under the topic Early Perotti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perotti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perotti Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Niccol Perolto, a 15th century humanist from Fano who specialized in Latin and Greek translation. Antonio and Pietro Peracchio received the castle of Pieve di Livone in 1536; from this same family, Antonio and Michele Peracchio were officially recognized as noblemen and were given...

Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perotti 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



Immigrants bearing the name Perotti or a variant listed above include:

Perotti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Perotti, aged 53, who emigrated to America from Sorno, Italy, in 1905
  • Angelo Perotti, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Amelia, Italy, in 1910
  • Amintori Perotti, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Amelia, Italy, in 1910
  • Adelina Perotti, aged 31, who settled in America from Moissano, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonio Perotti, aged 31, who settled in America from Sale Castelnuova, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perotti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perotti (post 1700)



  • Angelica Le Gru Perotti (1719-1776), Italian painter of the Rococo
  • Giovanni Domenico Perotti (1761-1825), Italian composer
  • Diego Perotti (b. 1988), Argentine footballer

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Perotti Historic Events


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Perotti Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Signore Alfonso Perotti (d. 1912), aged 20, English Asst. Waiter from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

    The Perotti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perotti 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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