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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Barbabosa. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Barbabosa family lived in the Veneto region of Italy.

Barbabosa Early Origins



The surname Barbabosa was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Barbabosa Early History


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Barbabosa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbabosa research. Another 445 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1410, 1443, 1453, 1485, 1491, 1500, 1550, 1552, 1660, 1788 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Barbabosa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barbabosa Spelling Variations


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Barbabosa Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Barbaro, Barbara, Barabari, Barbarino, Barbarella, Barbarelli, Barbarotti and many more.

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Barbabosa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barbabosa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barbabosa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Barbara, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820; as well as Antonio Barbara, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1860.

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