The Boschi family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Piedmont
. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 Piedmont
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 Boschi family lived near a wood or forest. The word Italian word bosco is the root of this name.
Early Origins of the Boschi family
The surname Boschi was first found in the northern region of Piedmont.
Early History of the Boschi family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boschi research.Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1460, 1542, 1570, 1615, 1709, 1732, 1760, 1813, 1850, 1860 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Boschi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boschi 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 characteristic. 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 Boschi include Bosco, Boschi, Bosca, Busco, Busca, Del Bosco, Boscovich, Boschello, Boscoli, Boschetto, Boschetti, Boschini, Boschin, Boscolo, Boscaro, Boscari, Boascarello, Boscarino, Boscarini, Boscarin, Buscarino, Buscarini, Boscaino, Boscaini, Boscain, Buscaino, Boscariolo, Boscariol, Boscaroli, Boscarol, Boscarato, Boschero, Boschiero, Boschieri, Boschier, Boscherini, Boscaglia, Buscaglia, Buscaglione and many more.
Early Notables of the Boschi family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Alberto Boschetti of Modena, who was an important member of the church during the 12th century; Albertino Boschetti was the Count of San Cesano in 1440; Bernardo di Bosco was the Bishop of Solsona, and became Archbishop of the town in 1460; Baldassare Boschetti... Another 196 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boschi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boschi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first North American settlers with Boschi name or one of its variants:
Boschi Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Charles Boschi, who arrived in South Carolina in 1744 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)