The surname Bizzotto was first found in the city of Varese, where earliest records date back to 1277 with the Bizzozzeri family, who were nobility of the city.
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In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations
in the name Bizzotto include Bizzarro, Bizarro, Bizzaro, Bizaro, Bizzarri, Bissari, Bizarri, Bizzari, Bizari, Bizzotto, Bizotto, Bizo, Bizzo, Bizoni, Bizzelli, Bizelli, Bizzi, Bizzoni, Bizozzeri, Bizzarini and many more.
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Tommaso Bizzocchi, chancellor of the Malatesti House in Rimini during the 15th century; Pietro Bizzarri, born in Umbria in 1525, who was a castle owner and committed himself to the church. He was also a famous author and dedicated his work... Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bizzotto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Immigrants bearing the name Bizzotto or a variant listed above include: Nicholas Bizo, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1772.