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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, occupational 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.

Bezzina Early Origins



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.

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Bezzina Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bezzina Early History


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Bezzina Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bezzina research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1603 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Bezzina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bezzina Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bezzina Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bezzina 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



Austria 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bezzina (post 1700)


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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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Bezzina Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bezzina 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 December 2014 at 07:17.

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