During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Bezzina was first used in Austria
. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Bezzina family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Bezzina was an occupational name for a fine collector. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Bezzina was derived from the German word buoze, which means fine.
Early Origins of the Bezzina family
The surname Bezzina was first found in Austria
, where the name Bez made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early of Europe. The name Bez became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as various groups sought to maximize their power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Bezzina family
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Bezzina Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bezzina include Bez, Bezz, Bezze, Beze, Bes, Bese, Baz, Baez, Bazz, Baezz, Bazze, Baezze, Baze, Baeze, Bas, Baes, Base, Baese, Bezer and many more.
Early Notables of the Bezzina family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bezzina family to the New World and Oceana
was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian
settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bezzina or a variant listed above:
Bezzina Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alberto Bezzina, aged 19, who landed in America from Malta, English Colony, in 1913
- Rosco Bezzina, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Angelo Bezzina, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Malta Rendi, England, in 1920
- Domeico Bezzina, aged 24, who landed in America from Vittorioza, Malta, in 1920
- Francesco Bezzina, aged 23, who settled in America from Musta, Malta, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bezzina (post 1700)
- Dominic Bezzina, Maltese philosopher
- Dario Bezzina (b. 1989), Maltese pop singer
- Steven Bezzina (b. 1987), Maltese footballer
- Gilbert Bezzina, French violinist and conductor of baroque opera
- Marcon Bezzina (b. 1985), Maltese judoka at the 2004 Olympic Games