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Where did the Italian Cocco family come from? What is the Italian Cocco family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cocco family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cocco family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cocco, Cocchi, Cocca, Cocchetto, Cocchetti, Cocchini, Coccolo, Coccoli, Coccaro, Coccorese, Coccorullo, Cocorullo and many more.
First found in on the island of Sardinia, which is northwest of Sicily and approximately the same size. The name also appears on the mainland in Tuscany, Emilia and Venezia. When the name appears in the north of mainland Italy, it is usually in a form ending with "i," whereas southern branches of the family tend to have adopted the southern tradition of ending their name in "o." Venezia is the exception to these rules, as the name most frequently appears there in the forms Coccon and Coccato. There are several possibilities for the meaning of this name. The first is that it comes from the Italian word "cocco," meaning "palm tree," in which case the first bearer of the name probably lived near an exceptionally large or strange-looking palm tree. The second is that it comes from the word "cucco," meaning "a very old or senile man," in which case the first bearer was such a man, or perhaps merely looked much older than he really was. The third possibility is that the name is meant to resemble the sound of an eggshell cracking, which would suggest that the first bearer of the name was a chicken farmer.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cocco research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1727 is included under the topic Early Cocco History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cocco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco Cocca, a 47 year-old tailor from St. Bartolomeo who came to New York in 1888 on board the SS Letimbro.
The Cocco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cocco Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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