Vita History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name comes from the Latin word "vita," meaning "life."

Early Origins of the Vita family

The surname Vita was first found in Treviso, anciently known as 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 in the classical style with seven domes, and houses works by many notable painters and sculptors. 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.

Important Dates for the Vita family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vita research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1848, 1489, 1458, 1502, 1469, 1523, 1508, 1513, 1610, 1681, 1652, 1660, 1632, 1692, 1753 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Vita History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vita Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Viti, Vito, Vit, Vitti, Biti, Bitti, Bitto, Vidi, Vido, Vio, Vitelli, Vitello, Vitiello, Vitulli, Vittozzo, Vitone, Vitoni, Bittolo, Bittini, Bitelli, Vidolo, Vitangelo, Vilotti, Vidossi and many more.

Early Notables of the Vita family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Cornelio Vitelli ( fl. 1489), Italian scholar, born of a noble family at Corneto in the Romagna. [1] Vitellozzo Vitelli (c.1458-1502) was an Italian condottiero, Lord of Montone, Città di Castello, Monterchi and Anghiari; Timoteo Viti (1469-1523), was an Italian Renaissance painter closely associated with Raphael from...
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vita Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vita migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vita Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miguel Vita, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823 [2]
  • Juan De Vita, who landed in New Granada in 1879 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vita (post 1700)

  • Vita C. O'Donovan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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