My name is Steven Rotty (born in Boston, Mass.USA 1951), son of Fred Joseph Rotty (born in Stratford, Conn. USA 1916), grandson of Joseph Rotty (born in Lebanon, of French parents). We believed for many years that the name had been shortened at some imigration point, until more Rottys appreared through Internet searches. I have siblings and cousins in Mass, Conn., RI and NY. Have found groupings of "Rottys" in St. Louis MO, Hastings, Minn. and Phoenix AZ. The only Rotty I have attempted to contact is Frederik of Indonesia, but received no reply to a note sent to his "Rotty" website.