Early Origins of the Bocaranda family
The surname Bocaranda 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 Bocaranda family
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Bocaranda Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Boccareo, Bocca, Bocarando, Boccaranda, Boccanero, Boccardo, Boccariarelli and many more.
Early Notables of the Bocaranda family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bocaranda family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernardo Bocanegra, aged 6, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1917; Eduvigis Bocanegra, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1921; Esther Bocanegra, aged 20, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1922.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bocaranda (post 1700)
- Horacio Bocaranda (b. 1965), Venezuelan-born, American television and film director
- Nelson Bocaranda Sardi (b. 1945), Venezuelan television commentator and investigative journalist