The distinguished surname Baudo can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Lombardy
. 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Lombardy
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Baudo came from the Germanic word baltha, which means gallant, bold.
Early Origins of the Baudo family
The surname Baudo was first found in the city of Cremona, which lies just south of Milan. The earliest records of the family lie here with the Baldesio family in the 8th century.
Early History of the Baudo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baudo research.Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1296, 1298, 1281, 1343, 1553, 1585, 1550, 1507, 1579, 1650, 1695, 1683, 1624, 1624 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Baudo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baudo Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Baudo include Baldo, Baldi, Baudi, Baudo, Bauda, De Baudi, Debaudi, Baldelli, Baldella, Baldetti, Balde, Baldini, Baldin, Baldinotti, Balducci, Baldocci, Baldoni, Baldizzone, Baldacchi, Baldaco, Baldacchino, Baldecchi, Baldacci, Baldassi, Baldasso, Baldas, Baldassini, Baldasseroni, Baldassarini, Baldana, Balda China
, Baldassin, Baldazzi, Baldani, Baldan, Baldaro, Baldari, Baldesi, Baldrati, Baldironi, Baudino, Baudinelli, Bauduccio, Baudone, Baudizzone, Baudacci, Baudassi, Baudasso and many more.
Early Notables of the Baudo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Rinaldo Baldacchini in Cortona in 1160, who owned much land and many castles; his son Filippo d' Antonio Baldacchini was a count in a Papal castle; Cino Baldi of Novara was a famous religious man in 1296 and Lapo Baldi took... Another 230 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baudo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baudo family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Baudo:
Baudo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Santo Baudo, aged 17, who landed in America from Militello, in 1902
- Salvatore Baudo, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Troina, Sicily, in 1913
- Guiseppa Baudo, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Troina, Sicily, in 1914
- Natalina Baudo, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Oleggio, Italy, in 1920
- Rosario Baudo, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1920
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