From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Lombardy
emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Bosich. 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 Bosich family lived in the city of Milan. The Bosich surname is derived from the Latin personal name
Early Origins of the Bosich family
The surname Bosich was first found in 1170, Consabecco Bossi was part of the Commune of Milan.
Early History of the Bosich family
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Bosich Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations
in the name Bosich include 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.
Early Notables of the Bosich family (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 Bosich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bosich family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Bosich or a variant listed above include: Charles Bossa, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1855.