Ratte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ratte family
The surname Ratte was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily. 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 Ratte family
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Ratte Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ratta, Ratto, Rettori, Rettazzi, Rattazzi, Rattazzo, Rattaro, Rattaglia, Rattagliano, Rattagliata, Rattiglani, Rettaglia, Rettagliano, Rettagliata and many more.
Early Notables of the Ratte family (pre 1700)
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In Quebec, Canada, the name Ratte is the 515th most popular surname. 
Migration of the Ratte family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fanny Ratto, who settled in Baltimore in 1832; G. B. Ratto, who came to San Francisco in 1852; Bartholomew Ratto, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1854.