Origins Available: Italian, Spanish
Lombardy, Italy generally went by a single name. However, as people began to travel more, and the population grew, many took on hereditary surnames. Nicknames, like Barboso, were an easy and popular way to give people another name. They came from words that identified people by a physical characteristic or other identifiable trait. Barboso was a name for a bearded person, derived from the words barba and bella, which together mean beautiful beard.
Early Origins of the Barboso family
Lombardy where the earliest records date back to 1145 with Filippo Barbo, a castle owner and leader of the town of Cremona.
Early History of the Barboso family
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Barboso Spelling Variations
spelling variations in the name Barboso include Barbi, Barbis, Della Barba, Barbella, Barbetta, Barbetti, Barbini, Barbin, Barbolini, Barbucci, Barbuzzi, Barboccia, Barbozza, Barbone, Barboni, Barbacci, Barbasio, Barbato, Barbuto, Barboso, Barbisio, Barbisini, Barbisan, De Barba, Del Barba, Barbano, Barbana, Barbani, Barban, Barbanelli, Barbanotti, Barbanti, Barbantini and many more.
Early Notables of the Barboso family (pre 1700)
Venice, who were given noble status in the 12th century. The Barbi family in Venice gained noble status in 1203. The Barbazzi family of Messina moved to Bologna in the 14th century and Alessandro immediately became Count...
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Migration of the Barboso family to the New World and Oceana
Early immigration records have shown some of the first Barbosos to arrive on North American shores:
Barboso Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
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