Early Origins of the Pretto family
The surname Pretto 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 Pretto family
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Pretto 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 Pretto family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pretto family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pretto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giosue Pretto, who settled in Arkansas in 1918