Early Origins of the Ratto family
The surname Ratto 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 Ratto family
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Ratto 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 Ratto family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ratto family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ratto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fanny Ratto, who settled in Baltimore in 1832
- G. B. Ratto, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
- Bartholomew Ratto, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1854
- Augustino Ratto, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
- Stepano Ratto, who settled in Philadelphia in 1866
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