Origins Available: English, Italian
Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ballo family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Ballo came from a person who was nicknamed a "rascal" deriving its origin from the Italian word balosso.
Early Origins of the Ballo family
Early History of the Ballo family
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Ballo Spelling Variations
spelling variations of Ballo are Balli, Ballo, Balla, Balletti, Balletto, Ballini, Ballotti, Balloni, Ballone, Ballon, Ballandi, Ballanti, Ballante, Ballantini, Balleri, Ballero, Ballerini, Ballerino, Ballarini, Ballarin, Ballaro, Ballatore, Balladore, Ballacchi, Ballada, Ballai, Ballardi, Bellarini, Ballaroto, Ballonio, Ballotta and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ballo family to the New World and Oceana
Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Ballo:
Ballo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Ballo Family Crest Products