Vitale Family History
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Vitale Name Meaning
Italian and Jewish (from Italy): from the medieval personal name Vitale (Latin Vitalis, a derivative of vita ‘life’). The name was popular with Christians as a symbol of their belief in eternal life, and was borne by a dozen early saints; it became especially popular in Emilia-Romagna because of two saints, San Vitale of Bologna and Ravenna. As a Jewish personal name it represents a calque of the Hebrew personal name Chayim ‘life’. Compare Hyams.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Viale, Vital, Vial, Vita, Vidales, Vidal, Natale, Vitalis, Vale