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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Caratto


Caratti seems to have in addition to an important strain in the Alessandria area, also one in the Milan area, in the Brescia area and in the Valtellina, Caratto is rarer than the Turin area and the Alexandrine one, it could derive from a nickname originated from the archaic word caratto (altitude, division) . Traces of this surname can be found, for example, in Bergamo, where in 1564 he was Consul of the Merchants, a certain Cristoforo Carattus or Caratti. additions provided by Giacomo Ganza / Villa di Tirano (SO) this regional surname is widespread in the Brescia area, the Como area and the Milan area, but also in the province of Sondrio in Lòvero where the first the first "De Carate" appears in the XIIIth century. Obviously, only after a few centuries will the name become today's name. The Caratti di Lovero have their distant origin in Carate Urio (Co). From Lovero they spread in Valtellina, Bresciano and other parts of the region. Moreover, even today in the small Valtellina village there are 11 nicknames attributed to Caratti.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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