Basso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Basso. 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 Basso family lived in Verona in 1279, when Daniele Basso was councilor of this city.
Early Origins of the Basso family
The surname Basso was first found in Verona in 1279, when Daniele Basso was councillor of this city.
Early History of the Basso family
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Basso Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Basso include Bassa, Basso, Bassi, Bassoli, Basta, Bassolino and many more.
Early Notables of the Basso family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Bassignani (1669-1717), an Italian architect and engineer of the late-Baroque.
Luigi Bassi, born at Pesaro 1766, died at Dresden 1825. An eminent baritone singer, first appeared on the stage in women's parts at the age of...
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In the United States, the name Basso is the 6,934th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Basso is ranked the 1,966th most popular surname with an estimated 3,162 people with that name. 
| Basso migration to the United States ||+|
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Basso or a variant listed above:
Basso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Basso, who arrived in New York in 1825 
- Mr. Basso, who landed in America in 1845 
- J Basso, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848 
- Antoine P Basso, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1876 
- Antonio Basso, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1886 
Basso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agostino Basso, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Genoa, Italy, in 1908
- Alessandro Basso, aged 29, who landed in America from Mantaguto, Italy, in 1910
- Alfio Basso, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Carlentini, Sicily, in 1910
- Antonio Basso, aged 34, who settled in America from Aviano, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Basso, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from Castelfranco, Italy, in 1911
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Basso (post 1700) ||+|
- Suzanne Basso (1954-2014), American woman who was one of six co-defendants convicted in the August 1998 murder of Louis "Buddy" Musso and was sentenced to death
- Tom Basso, American financier and trader
- Keith H. Basso, American anthropologist
- Hamilton Basso (1904-1964), American novelist
- Marino Basso (b. 1943), Italian cyclist
- Lelio Basso (1903-1978), Italian politician and journalist
- Ivan Basso (b. 1977), Italian Grand Tour cyclist, double winner of the Giro d'Italia
- Giandomenico Basso (b. 1973), Italian rally driver
- Guido Basso CM (1937-2023), Canadian jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, arranger, composer, conductor and member of Rob McConnell's Boss Brass big band from Montreal, Quebec
- Pablo Lorenzini Basso, Chilean politician
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|Historic Events for the Basso family ||+|
- Mr. Catterino Basso (1882-1914), Italian Bucker from Comune of Altivole, Treviso, Italy who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse 
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners