Welcome to the research room.  Here you will find various research-grade papers, articles, snippets, and other Ratti-related sundries.  If you would like to add an article, provide more information, or can recommend an article for this page, please E-mail me!
Ratti Mysteries:  pieces of the Ratti puzzle.  Take a look and see if you can solve one!
Famiglia Ratti: an Essay by J. Louis Ratti
On surname Ratti, origins of the Italian language, origins of surnames, and Italian naming protocols.  This is a dynamic essay and will be revising this as I get new information.  Check back often!  If you have anything interesting to contribute, please e-mail me.
The Ratti Family Name: Origins, History, and Present Status by Enrico Ratti
On the origins of the Ratti surname, and a study of the coats-of-arms of the Ratti families.
History of a Village: Named Montarsiccio by Chiara Fava
On the history of villa Montarsiccio and origins of surname Lusardi.
A Ratti on the Titanic!
Enrico Rinaldo Ratti, age 21 at the time of the sinking of Titanic, was born in Cassano d'Adda (Milano), Italy on 30 November 1890, the son of Anselmo Ratti and Francesca Valagussa.  He signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912 working as a waiter in the à la carte restaurant aboard the ship.  He gave his address as 5 Lumber Court, St. Martins Lane, London WC. The Titanic was his first ship. He boarded the Titanic on 10 April.  Ratti died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.
Click on the last known photo of the Titanic for more info about the Titanic.
Coats of Arms of the Noble Families of the Louhannaise Bresse Region.
by Lucien Guillemaut. Louhans, French Edition, 1909
Provided by Jacques Ratte. 
Translation to English by Kristen Ratti.     Click on the image to enlarge it. 
Pope Pius the XI.  Yep, the guy we ALL claim as a close cousin!

Includes his writings, A bibliography, and a list of people he canonized.
Click on his papal pin (notice the Ratti family crest)  to check it out!
Information about the Antonio Ratti Textile Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.   The center is made possible by a major grant from the Fondazione Antonio Ratti (Antonio Ratti Foundation) of Como, Italy.  Excellent exhibit.  I personally recommend it. Click on the rug for more information.
Streptococcus ratti   We even have our very own strain of strep bacteria!  Next time you get Strep Throat, blame it on this bug!  You can get more info on it here,  If anyone can make sense of this technical mumbo-jumbo, please send me a translation.






























































SS Death Index