The distinguished surname Baldassari can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Lombardy
. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Lombardy
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Baldassari came from the Germanic word baltha, which means gallant, bold.
Early Origins of the Baldassari family
The surname Baldassari was first found in the city of Cremona, which lies just south of Milan. The earliest records of the family lie here with the Baldesio family in the 8th century.
Early History of the Baldassari family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baldassari research.Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1296, 1298, 1281, 1343, 1553, 1585, 1550, 1507, 1579, 1650, 1695, 1683, 1624, 1624 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Baldassari History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baldassari Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Baldassari are Baldo, Baldi, Baudi, Baudo, Bauda, De Baudi, Debaudi, Baldelli, Baldella, Baldetti, Balde, Baldini, Baldin, Baldinotti, Balducci, Baldocci, Baldoni, Baldizzone, Baldacchi, Baldaco, Baldacchino, Baldecchi, Baldacci, Baldassi, Baldasso, Baldas, Baldassini, Baldasseroni, Baldassarini, Baldana, Balda China
, Baldassin, Baldazzi, Baldani, Baldan, Baldaro, Baldari, Baldesi, Baldrati, Baldironi, Baudino, Baudinelli, Bauduccio, Baudone, Baudizzone, Baudacci, Baudassi, Baudasso and many more.
Early Notables of the Baldassari family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Rinaldo Baldacchini in Cortona in 1160, who owned much land and many castles; his son Filippo d' Antonio Baldacchini was a count in a Papal castle; Cino Baldi of Novara was a famous religious man in 1296 and Lapo Baldi took... Another 230 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baldassari Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baldassari family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Baldassari
Baldassari Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ada Baldassari, aged 21, who landed in America from Lurmo, in 1905
- Annita Baldassari, aged 12, who emigrated to America from La Maria del Gindice, Italy, in 1908
- Andrea Baldassari, aged 38, who settled in America from Roccafluvione, Italy, in 1910
- Ariodante Baldassari, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1912
- Attilio Baldassari, aged 28, who landed in America from Gragnola, Massa Carrara, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Baldassari (post 1700)
- Filippo Baldassari, Italian sailor in the Men's Finn class at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Carlos Andrés Baldassari (b. 1979), former Uruguayan rugby union player and a current coach