Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Bassi. 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 Bassi family lived in Verona in 1279, when Daniele Basso was councilor of this city.
Early Origins of the Bassi family
Early History of the Bassi family
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Bassi Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Bassi include Bassa, Basso, Bassi, Bassoli, Basta, Bassolino and many more.
Early Notables of the Bassi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bassi family to the New World and Oceana
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bassi or a variant listed above:
Bassi Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bassi (post 1700)
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