Italy's population grew considerably in the 10th and 11th centuries. As a result, confusion among similarly named people became common, and
began to be adopted. One source for these new surnames was from existing nicknames, which identified the bearer by a physical characteristic or other identifiable trait. Barbuto was a
surname for a bearded person, derived from the words barba and bella, which together mean beautiful beard.
The surname Barbuto was first found in Milan (Italian: Milano, Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of
where the earliest records date back to 1145 with Filippo Barbo, a castle owner and leader of the town of Cremona.
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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 Barbuto are 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.
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was the Barbani family of 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... Another 176 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barbuto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.