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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.

Basso Early Origins



The surname Basso was first found in Verona in 1279, when Daniele Basso was councillor of this city.

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Basso Spelling Variations


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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 characteristi c. 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.

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Basso Early History


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Basso Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basso research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1669 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Basso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Basso Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Basso Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Basso 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



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, 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 emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Castelfranco, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Basso (post 1700)


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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
  • Pablo Lorenzini Basso, Chilean politician
  • Josias Basso (b. 1989), Brazilian footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Basso Historic Events


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Basso Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • 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 on June 19 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    11. ...

    The Basso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Basso Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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