Vitti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Vitti family

The surname Vitti 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 Vitti family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vitti 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 Vitti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vitti 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 Vitti 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 Vitti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Vitti family

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 Vitti (post 1700) +

  • Jon Vitti, American Primetime Emmy Award winning and two-time CableACE Award nominated television writer and producer, best known for his work on the television series The Simpsons
  • Jim Vitti, American award-winning author and ghost writer, best known for writing The Cubs on Catalina which received The Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award in 2005
  • Monica Vitti (b. 1931), Italian five-time David di Donatello Award winning, seven-time Italian Golden Globe Award winning and BAFTA Award nominated actress, known for L'Avventura (1960), Red Desert (1964) and L'Eclisse (1962)
  • Pablo Vitti (b. 1985), Argentine footballer
  • João Luis Vitti (b. 1967), Brazilian theatre and soap opera actor


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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