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

Early Origins of the Vitas family


The surname Vitas 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.

Early History of the Vitas family


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Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1848, 1458, 1502, 1469, 1523, 1508, 1513, 1610, 1681, 1652, 1660, 1632, 1692, 1753 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Vitas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vitas 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 Vitas family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Vitellozzo Vitelli (c.1458-1502) was an Italian condottiero, was Lord of Montone, Città di Castello, Monterchi and Anghiari; Timoteo Viti (1469-1523), an Italian Renaissance painter closely associated with Raphael from Urbino who also served as magistrate in...
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Migration of the Vitas family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vitas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Teodor Vitas, aged 35, originally from Mirosor, Slovakia, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZB-Q25 : 6 December 2014), Teodor Vitas, 20 Jun 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maria Vitas, aged 29, originally from Cage, Yugoslavia, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Berengaria" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NY-ZT1 : 6 December 2014), Maria Vitas, 01 Jul 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Berengaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Vitas (post 1700)


  • Uroš Vitas (b. 1992), Serbian professional footballer

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZB-Q25 : 6 December 2014), Teodor Vitas, 20 Jun 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NY-ZT1 : 6 December 2014), Maria Vitas, 01 Jul 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Berengaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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