Prestia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Prestia family

The surname Prestia was first found in Treviso. anciently Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is classical style with seven domes with works by many notable painters and sculptors. The Piazza dei Signori has many palaces. In the 6th century this town was a seat of a Lombard duke. Charlemagne held it. Later it was Venetian. 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 Prestia family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prestia research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1381, 1774, 1613, 1699, 1701 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Prestia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Prestia Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Preti, Prete, Previ, Preve, Previte, Proviteri, Prevedello, Prevedel, Previtali, Prevati, Previati, Pretti, Pretty and many more.

Early Notables of the Prestia family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Prestia family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Margarita Preto, who settled in New Orleans in 1849; Polonia Preto, who came to New Orleans in 1849; Benjamin F. Pretty, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868.


Contemporary Notables of the name Prestia (post 1700) +

  • Francis Rocco Prestia Jr. (1951-2020), American bassist, best known for his work with the funk band Tower of Power
  • Charles J. Prestia (b. 1909), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1935; Secretary of State of Connecticut, 1945-47 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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