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Preto Early Origins



The surname Preto 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.

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Preto Early History


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Preto Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Preto research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1381, 1774, 1613, 1699, 1701 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Preto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Preto Spelling Variations


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Preto 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.

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Preto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Preto Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Preto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Preto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margarita Preto, who settled in New Orleans in 1849
  • Polonia Preto, who settled in New Orleans in 1849
  • Polonia Preto, aged 34, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Preto (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Preto (post 1700)



  • Antonio Preto (1965-2016), Italian lawyer and politician

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