The name comes from the Latin word "vita," meaning "life."
Early Origins of the Vito family
The surname Vito 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 Vito family
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Vito 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 Vito 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
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Migration of the Vito family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: A. M. and F. A. Viti, who both arrived in San Francisco in 1855; Raffaela DiVito, who traveled from Aquilonia, Italy to Montclain, New York in 1913; crossing the ocean on the SS Italia and Michele-Angelo DeVito, who arrived in New York on board the SS Anglia in 1891..
Contemporary Notables of the name Vito (post 1700)
- Robert Vito (d. 2013), American multiple Emmy Award winning television correspondent and bureau chief for CNN
- Anthony Vito Recker (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball catcher
- Dr. Vito Pascucci (1922-2003), American who produced Leblanc and Noblet Clarinets, Holton brass, Martin Saxophones, Yanagisawa and Vito Saxophones
- Pietro Vito Ottoboni (1610-1691), Italian pope
- James Vito Auditore (1889-1973), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Vito Sardella, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952
- Vito V. Christiano, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 1st District, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Vito Rocco Farinola (1928-2018), birth name of Vic Damone, an American traditional pop and big band singer, songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter, best known for his hits "You're Breaking My Heart"a and "On the Street Where You Live"
- Vito Ortelli (1921-2017), Italian racing cyclist
- Vito Favero (1932-2014), Italian road racing cyclist