Baciocchi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Baciocchi. 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 Baciocchi came from the personal name "Baccio."

Early Origins of the Baciocchi family

The surname Baciocchi 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.

Important Dates for the Baciocchi family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baciocchi research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baciocchi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baciocchi Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Baciocchi 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 Baciocchi 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 Baciocchi family

Early records show that people bearing the name Baciocchi arrived in North America quite early: 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Baciocchi (post 1700)

  • Felice Pasquale Baciocchi, Prince de Piombino, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Félix Baciocchi (1762-1841), Corsican brother-in-law of Napoleon I Prince of Piombino and Lucques

Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Felice Baciocchi. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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