Bocanegra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bocanegra family

The surname Bocanegra was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), on the Bacchiglione River, capital of the province of Padua. In 1175, the citizens elected the D'Este family as podesta but in 1275 Frederick II took over. The powerful families of D'Este, Camposampiero and Da Romano were the large influences. The city is rich in art, museums and galleries. Many churches exhibit works of the masters.In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Bocanegra family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bocanegra research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1380 is included under the topic Early Bocanegra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bocanegra Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boccareo, Bocca, Bocarando, Boccaranda, Boccanero, Boccardo, Boccariarelli and many more.

Early Notables of the Bocanegra family (pre 1700)

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United States Bocanegra migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bocanegra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rodrigo De Bocanegra, who arrived in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • Francisco Bocanegra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
Bocanegra Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bernardo Bocanegra, aged 6, who settled in America, in 1917
  • Telenforo Bocanegra, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Joseph Bocanegra, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1920
  • Rafael Bocanegra, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Eduvigis Bocanegra, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bocanegra (post 1700) +

  • Suzanne Bocanegra (b. 1957), American artist
  • Carlos Manuel Bocanegra (b. 1979), American soccer player
  • Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra (1638-1688), Spanish painter
  • Jorge Iván Bocanegra (b. 1991), Colombian football player
  • Francisco González Bocanegra (1824-1861), Mexican poet who wrote the lyrics of the Mexican National Anthem
  • José María Bocanegra (1787-1862), Mexican lawyer and politician who was briefly interim president of Mexico in 1829


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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