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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Lombardy emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Boselli. 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 Lombardy 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 Boselli family lived in the city of Milan. The Boselli surname is derived from the Latin personal name "Bosius."

Boselli Early Origins



The surname Boselli was first found in 1170, Consabecco Bossi was part of the Commune of Milan.

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Boselli Spelling Variations


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Boselli Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Boselli are Bosio, Bsio, Bsia, Bso, Bosia, Boso, Bsi, Bosi, Busio, Buosio, Busi, Buosi, Bosich, Bosèlli, Bosèllo, Boselli, Bosello, Bosè, Bose, Bosetti, Bosètti, Bosini, Bosìn, Bosin, Bosinèlli, Bosinelli, Bostti, Bosotti, Bosni, Bosoni, Bosne, Bosone, Bosani, Bosèro, Bosero, Bossa, Bossi and many more.

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Boselli Early History


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Boselli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boselli research. More information is included under the topic Early Boselli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boselli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boselli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Iacopo Bosio, a Canavese author and poet born in the 15th century; Tomaso Bosio was a knight in Asti around this time; Giacomo Bosio was a knight in Chivasso around 1544; Tommaso Bosio was Bishop of Modena in 1555; Antonio Bosio...

Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boselli 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 immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Boselli, or a variant listed above:

Boselli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bartolomeo Boselli, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1892

Boselli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Accensti Boselli, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Antoinetta di Croce Boselli, aged 10, who landed in America from Legnano, Italy, in 1909
  • Amalia Boselli, aged 43, who settled in America from Dorno, Italy, in 1911
  • Anna Boselli, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Carpi, Modena, Italy, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boselli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boselli (post 1700)



  • Don Anthony Boselli Jr. (b. 1972), former American college and professional football player
  • Enrico Boselli (b. 1957), Italian politician, Vice President of Alliance for Italy
  • Paolo Boselli (1838-1932), Italian politician, the 34th Prime Minister of Italy during World War I
  • Mauro Boselli (b. 1985), Argentine football forward

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Boselli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boselli 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 2 August 2012 at 08:36.

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