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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Boccaccio. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Boccaccio family lived in the city of Venice, where the Bocho family first settled in 804.

Boccaccio Early Origins



The surname Boccaccio was first found in the city of Venice, where the Bocho family first settled in the year 804.

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Boccaccio Spelling Variations


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Boccaccio Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Boccaccio include Bocca, Bocchi, Bucca, Bucchi, Bucco, Bocchetta, Bocchetto, Bocchetti, Bocchino, Bocchini, Boccucci, Boccuzzi, Boccoli, Boccotti, Boccone, Bocconi, Boccaccia, Boccaccio, Boccacci, Boccaccino, Boccaccini, Boccassino, Boccassini, Boccasino, Boccasini, Boccasile, Boccacciaro, Boccacciari, Boccagna, Bocchieri, Boccherini, Boccosi, Boccati, Boccasi, Boccuto, Boccuti, Buccarello, Buccarelli, Buccella, Buccolini, Boccole, Bo China, Bocho, Bocchiardo, Bocchiardi, Boccetta, Boccella and many more.

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Boccaccio Early History


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Boccaccio Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boccaccio research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1300, 1342, 1360, 1436, 1390, 1425, 1488, 1562, 1550, 1610, 1659, 1742, 1700, 1750, 1750 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Boccaccio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boccaccio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boccaccio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Nicolo Boccasino of Treviso, who was made Pope in 1300 and given the new name Benedetto XI; Federico Boccaccio, Giovanni's brother, was priest of the Florentine Republic in 1342, and after him seven other members of the Boccaccio family held this position; Dorotea Bucca...

Another 194 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boccaccio 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



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Boccaccio or a variant listed above:

Boccaccio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Boccaccio, aged 3, who emigrated to America from San Benigno, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Boccaccio, aged 5, who landed in America from San Benigno, Italy, in 1909
  • Domenica Boccaccio, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from San Benigno, Italy, in 1909
  • Margherita Boccaccio, aged 11, who landed in America from San Benigno, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Boccaccio, aged 24, who landed in America from Avola, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    11. ...

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

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