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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bosco


Italian


The Bosco 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 Bosco family lived near a wood or forest. The word Italian word bosco is the root of this name.

Bosco Early Origins



The surname Bosco was first found in the northern region of Piedmont.

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Bosco Spelling Variations


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Bosco 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 Bosco 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.

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Bosco Early History


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Bosco Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosco 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 Bosco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bosco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosco Early Notables (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 Bosco 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



Some of the first North American settlers with Bosco name or one of its variants:

Bosco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amleto Bosco, aged 7, who settled in America from Solpaca, Beneonito, in 1907
  • Abeto Bosco, aged 20, who arrived in America from Rota Greca, Italy, in 1909
  • Alberto Bosco, aged 34, who settled in America from San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, in 1909
  • Alberico Bosco, aged 17, who arrived in America from Arpaita, Italy, in 1910
  • Alexandro Bosco, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Monbello, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosco (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosco (post 1700)



  • Anthony Gerard Bosco (1927-2013), American prelate of the Catholic Church, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg (1987-2004)
  • Philip Bosco (b. 1930), American actor
  • Douglas H. Bosco (b. 1946), American politician, former U.S. Representative from California
  • Douglas Harry Bosco (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1979-83; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1983-91; Defeated, 1990 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Juan Bosco Maino Canales (d. 1976), Chilean political activist
  • John Bosco Manat Chuabsamai (b. 1935), Catholic bishop of Ratchaburi Diocese, Thailand
  • Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), Roman Catholic priest and founder of the Salesian Society
  • João Bosco de Freitas Chaves (b. 1964), Brazilian goalkeeper
  • João Bosco de Freitas Mucci (b. 1946), Brazilian singer
  • Henri Bosco (1888-1976), French writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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