Beltrama, absolutely rare, is specific to Valtellina, Beltrame is from the north, in particular from the Triveneto area and from the area between Piedmont and Lombardy with a large presence in Milan, Beltramelli has a Lombard lineage and a small stock in the Paduan area, probably derived from modifications by Beltramello , which is typically Venetian from Rossano Veneto in the Vicenza area in particular, from Strà nel veneziano and Cittadella in the Paduan area, Beltrametti, very rare, has a small stock in the Novara area and one in the Piacenza area, Beltrami is more specific than Lombardy and Emilia, Beltramme is specific of Cave in the Roman province, Beltrammi, absolutely rare and probably due to a transcription error of the previous one, is typical of the Lazio, Abruzzo, Beltramo is typical of Turin and Cuneo, Turin and Barge (CN) above all, Bertram , almost unique, has some presence in the Varese area, Bertrami, extremely rare, would seem to be from Perugia. These surnames have different origins, but having in common the Germanic root bertha (bright) or the Celtic root bert (bearer). There are traces of this surname, since the Middle Ages, in 1195 we find a Cristiano Beltrame as podestà of Genoa. In a paper of 1200 of the notarial archive of Tirano (SO), we read: "... Milleximo ducenteximo sexageximo secundo die dominico secundo intrante aprilis indictione fifth. Ser Egenus filius condam ser Bertrami Capitanei de Stazona investivit ad massaricium nomine et iure locacionis fratrem Rugerium de Beccaria recipients nominations and ad partem capituli sancti Remigii de plebe Nominative villas of pecia a terre campive iacentis in Tirani territory ... ". additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Beltrame or Beltramo, ie the Italianization of the Germanic personal Bertram, which, composed of the elements bert (shining, illustrious) and hraban (crow), can be translated as shining or illustrious crow (the crow was an almost sacred animal for the ancient Germanic peoples): according to Nordic mythology, in fact, the same god Odin used the help of two crows, Huginn and Muninn, as informers; thanks to their flight, Huginn and Muninn were able to travel around the world, collecting news and information and bringing them back to Odin. As far as the surnames in question are concerned, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders.
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