Balducci History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Balducci 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 Balducci came from the Germanic word baltha, which means gallant, bold.
Early Origins of the Balducci family
The surname Balducci 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 Balducci family
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Balducci 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 Balducci. These spelling variations include 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 Balducci 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 his position and status in 1298; Percivalle Baldissone was ambassador to Pope Martino IV in 1281 in Genoa. A soldier of the Balducci lineage at this time was Pace Baldassino, who lived in Gubbio in 950. Also from this family in Gubbio was Baldoino Baldassini who was a count, San...
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In the United States, the name Balducci is the 18,348th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Balducci migration to the United States +
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Balducci:
Balducci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giosia Balducci, aged 56, originally from Roma, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Napoli, Italy 
- Gina Balducci, aged 21, originally from Pesaro, Pesaro, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Genoa, Italy 
- Angelo Balducci, aged 17, originally from Corato, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France 
- Marino Balducci, aged 23, originally from Corato, Italy, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Roussillon" from Le Havre, France 
Contemporary Notables of the name Balducci (post 1700) +
- Ed Balducci (1906-1988), American magician, creator of the "Balducci levitation"
- Gabriele Balducci (b. 1975), Italian racing cyclist
- Ernesto Balducci (1922-1992), Italian Roman Catholic priest and peace activist from Santa Fiora, Tuscany, Italy
- Monsignor Corrado Balducci (1923-2008), Roman Catholic theologian of the Vatican Curia
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- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QW-2ML : 6 December 2014), Giosia Balducci, 24 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WD-Y6V : 6 December 2014), Gina Balducci, 17 Oct 1919; citing departure port Genoa, Italy, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HW-L48 : 6 December 2014), Angelo Balducci, 10 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H8-G49 : 6 December 2014), Marino Balducci, 17 Dec 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Roussillon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).