Trentini Surnames – Searchable Database

Surnames of Trentino - Cognomi di Trentino
BELOW is a searchable database of surnames (“cognomi”) currently included in the “One Tree. One Family. One Humanity” project. All of these names appear somewhere in at least one parish record in Trentino (birth, marriage or death).  New names are being added all the time, as more research is done.

SEARCH TIPS: 

  • To make it easy to read, I have set up this table to display only 25 surnames at a time. To see more names, click “next” to see each page in succession OR use the drop-down menu to display up to 100 names at a time.
  • If you are looking for a specific name, use the “search” box at the top of the table.
  • There are MANY spelling variations of these names, so your name might not be spelled exactly as you are accustomed to seeing it. However, I try my best to enter spelling variations as I find them. These varations will show up if you do a search.
  • If you still can’t find your name, try typing in just the first 3 or 4 letters of it. You might find it listed as an alternate spelling.
  • Once you find the surname you’re looking for, you can go to the master tree on Ancestry and search for people with that name (use the primary spelling from the table when you do your search).
  • The master tree can be found at http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/71279369/family.  If you have any documented names/dates you would like me to add to this list or to the master tree, please feel free to contact me.
  • THE BIGGER PLAN: Over time, I will gradually be linking each surname to a separate index on THIS site. From that index, you will be able to find birth/marriage/death dates and additional information for all the people with that surname. The hope is that this will help you construct your own family tree very quickly. This is an ongoing project, and will take a few years to complete, so please check back regularly. If you subscribe to this blog, you will get news whenever new data has been entered.

Trentini Surnames

SurnameAlternative SpellingsNotes
AitempergherAltempergher; Altembergher; Altimburger; othersOf Austrian origin
Albertini
Aldrighetti
Aloisi
Amadei
AndreolliAndreoli
AngeliniAngeliCommon in parish of Drò
AppolloniAppoloni
Arlanch
Armanini
Bagozzi
Ballardini
Ballina
Barberi
Baroni
BastianiSebastiani
Battitori
Battochi
Bella
BellottiBelotti
Beltrami
BenasuttiBennassuti; Benassuti
BeniniBenigni
BenvenutiBenevenuti
Berasi
Bertarelli
BerteBerti
Bertelli
BertiBerte
Bertini
BisotaBisotta; BisottiNot of Trentini origin, and most likely from Venezia; links to ennobled family; extinct in Trentino today
BleggiVery old, influential family of Bleggio, Val Giudicarie. Strong presence in Tignerone, Cillà and Sesto.
Bombarda
Bonavida
Bonazza
BondiBond; Bont
Bonesi
Boni
BonomiBonami
Bosetti
Brena
Bressani
Briosi
BrocchettiBrochetti
BrunatiBrunatti
Brunelli
Buffi
Buoninsegna
BurratiBurratti; Buratti
Caldera
Caldonazzi
CaliariCalliari; Caligliari; Caliary
Calvetti
Caresani
Carmellini
CarnessaliCarnesali
CaturanaCatarana; Chatarana
CavadinoCavalino; Cavadini
Cenni
Cherotti
Ciliana
CillàCilla
CillàdiCilladi
Civetini
Collini
Coltura
Comina
CornellaCornela
Corradi
CrosinaVery old ennobled family of Balbido, in Bleggio, Val Giudicarie; partial family tree in Museo del Buonconiglio, Trento
DaldosDal Dos
DalfiorDal Fior
DalponteDal Ponte
Degasperide Gasperi
Dell'AnnaDelana; Delanna
DevilliDevili; de Villi; de Vili; de Vigili; Vigili; Vili; VilliOld ennobled family, probably of Mezzolombardian origin, and possibily indicating a person employed in the imperial guard.
Donati
Dorna
Duchi
DusiDussati; Dusini
Farina
Fedrizzi
FeniceFinice
FerrariCommonly found in parish of Vigo Lomaso (formerly called "Campo"), especially in the frazione of Poia.
Ferretini
Festi
Fina
FiorioFlorio
Floriani
Fontana
Foradori
Forelli
Formaini
Fostini
Franceschi
Franchi
Frerotti
Frieri
Frizzi
Furlini
Fusari
Gargnani
Gasperini
GennariJanuary (in Latin)
Germani
GhezziProbably of Lombardian origin; not a common name but can still be found scattered around Trentino
Gilberti
Giordani
Giovanelli
Giovanna
GiulianiJulianiCommon in parish of Drò; often from the frazione of Ceniga
GosettiGossetti; Gosette; Gossette
Graiff
Grazzi
GrossiCommonly found in parish of Vigo Lomaso (formerly called "Campo"), especially in the frazione of Comano.
Guidottini
GusmerottiGosmeroMost common in Bleggio, Val Giudicarie.
IoriJori; Juori; Iuori
JoriIori; Juori; Iuori
Levri
Litterini
Luchesa
Lutterini
Luzzati
Maffei
MaijerhofMajerhof
Malacarne
Marana
MarconiMaconi
Maresia
Marinelli
Martinelli
Martini
Matelli
Mattana
Mazza
Merli
Michelini
Morelli
Nardin
NavariniVery old name in the parish of Piedicastello, in the city of Trento
Nulli
OnoratiHonoraty; Honorato; HonoratiVery old ennobled family of Bono, in Bleggio, Val Giudicarie. Many were notaries going back well before parish records began.
Orlandi
OttoliniAlthough not on the tree yet, this name appears in the frazione of Cavrasto in Bleggio around the year 1600.
PainelliPainelloVery old and legendary family of Duvredo, in Bleggio, Val Giudicarie. The name became extinct in 2003 when last Painelli in Duvredo (Maria Angela aka "Angelina") died at the age of 100.
Pantezza
PaoliPoli; Pouli
ParisiWhile common all over Italy, in the parish of Santa Croce del Bleggio they lived mainly in the frazioni of Bono and Duvredo.
PasiPasini
PasquaPascha
PellegrinatiPelegrinatiName now extinct. Very old family in Bleggio, Val Giudicarie (mostly in Duvredo and Bivedo)
PelligrinoPeligrino
Pener
Penna
Pernici
PetriPedri
Poletti
PoliPaoli; Pouli
Porri
PouliPaoli; Poli
Prati
Pugnetti
Quarta
Ragnotti
ReversiRiversi
Riccadonna
Righi
Rigotti
RoccaRocche; Roche; Rocchi
RossattiRosatti, Rossati
Saggiante
SalizzoniSalizoni
Sansoni
Santorum
Sartori
ScalfiScalfana
Scalvini
Scanzoni
SebastianiBastiani
Seia
SerafiniSeraffini; SerafinnIn Val Giudicarie, it has been present in Ragoli parish since before parish records began. It came to Santa Croce del Bleggio in 1685. "Serafinn" is only in North America, as the result of a name change.
Sicheri
SimoncelliCommon around Rovereto
Sottovia
Speranza
TarolliTaroli
Tasini
Terzi
TassoTassi; Taxis
Tomasini
Tonini
Torresani
TosiTos
TrentiniTrenti
TroggioTroggi; Troggia
Turri
Valletti
Venturini
Vigne
Zambanini
VigiliDevilli; Devili; de Villi; de Vili; de Vigili; Vili; VilliOld ennobled family, probably of Mezzolombardian origin, and possibily indicating a person employed in the imperial guard.
ZanettiZanetiOrigins in Val di Non, but also found in Val Giudicarie.
ZanolliZanolli
Zocchio
Zuchelli
Zurla

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