About the Ditta Name Study Project
The Ditta Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Ditta name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Ditta name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Dittas), by time period (18th Century Dittas), or by topic (Ditta DNA, Ditta Occupations, Ditta Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Ditta Name Study, first start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
- Example: Name - I am interested in the Ditta families of Europe during the 18th Century. I am hoping that this research will help me break down one of my brick walls!
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
We are especially interested in the Ditta Family of Alia, Sicilia, and surrounding villages, and their connections to the Centanni family.
We would like to trace the roots of the Ditta Family further back into Italy. But to do so, we will need church records from the 1700s and the 1600s. Civil Registration did not begin until about 1806 under Napoleon.
Italian language books tell us that the word "ditta" means "company or business" in Italian, so perhaps this family had a business, or they were business people.