Welcome to the Ditoto Genealogy Web Site
NEW — Be sure to visit the new diTota.com site. While much of the content will be the same initially, it is a more organized site and allows for greater expansion. And besides, the domain name finally became available, so why not have both variations of the surname. My name is Dan Lynch and I have been researching the Di Tota family name for more than two decades, as well as Ditoto and other spelling variants.
The wedding portrait at right shows my great granparents, Italian immigrants Domenico di Tota (born 18 May 1884 at Campobasso, Campobasso, Molise, Italy) and Anna Orsatti (born 28 Feb 1891 at San Giovanni in Galdo, Campobasso, Molise, Italy). The couple were married on 10 May 1908 at Waterbury (New Haven County) Connecticut at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Some time after his arrival in America, Domenico adopted the Americanized version of his last name and his descendants now carry the last name of Ditoto. In addition to Ditoto and Di Tota, this site also considers Di Toro, Ditoro, Di Tato, Di Diddo, Dididdo, Di Dido, Didido, Di Dato, Di Taro, Di Tola, De Teta, and other similar surname variants. I can't be certain whether individual entries are incorrectly transcribed name or a unique surname with a separate origin and history. For that reason, all variations are included in an effort to help others who may be researching similar family lines.
Learn more about changing Italian surnames and why your ancestor may have done this.
Objective For This Website
It is my long term goal to document the various Di Tota families that settled in North America and connect each back to their roots in Campobasso, Italy. Whether your family retained the original 'di Tota' spelling or not; whether they settled in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Maryland, or elsewhere; please contact me to share details of your personal connection to the Di Tota families of Southern Italy. Also — please forward news of this site to others who may be researching Italian immigration to America or Italian emigration from Campobasso. You may also find it helpful to learn more about New York Passenger Lists in general as you research your Italian heritage.
Campobasso, Molise, Italy
In addition to the Di Tota surname, there are a number of other family lines that trace to this Italian province. Click on the header above to visit a page listing other surnames and resources specific to Campobasso.