Bacciarelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Bacciarelli. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The surname Bacciarelli came from the personal name "Baccio."
Early Origins of the Bacciarelli family
The surname Bacciarelli was first found in the city of Arezzo in the 11th century, where members of the Bacci family were respected as nobility in Arezzo, Pesaro, and San Marino.
Early History of the Bacciarelli family
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Bacciarelli Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Bacciarelli. These spelling variations include Baci, Bacci, Bacciocchi, Bacciano, Bacile, Bacilieri, Baccilieri, Bacilotto, Bacinetti, Baciocchi, Baccetti, Bacciarelli, Baccini, Baccino, Baccioli, Bacciolo, Bacioli, Baciolo, Bacciotti, Bacciottini, Bacciani and many more.
Early Notables of the Bacciarelli family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Bacciliero Bacilieri, a soldier in 1188 in Bologna; Nicolo Bacilieri, a priest in Modena in 1212; Tiberio Baccilieri, a philosopher in Bologna in 1461; Pellegrino Bacile, a landowner and Baron of Castiglione and Sannicola in Pettorano; another Bacile, a Count in Fermo; Tiberio Bacilieri of Bologna was a renowned doctor and philosopher in 1525; Alessandro Bacinetti was involved in law enforcement in Ravenna in 1576...
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Migration of the Bacciarelli family
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bacciarelli were S.J. Bacci, who arrived in Norfolk, Virginia in 1822 at the age of 23; Adelaira Bacci, aged 20, who arrived at Ellis Island from Meuterchi, Italy, in 1914.
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