Bozzo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bozzo family

The surname Bozzo was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova). Early records revealed Ludovico Bozzuto of Naples, was the archbishop of the city around 1360; Giovanni Bozzuto was a soldier in Naples in 1384; and Giovanni Battista Bozzola was an editor in Brescia during the 15th century.

Important Dates for the Bozzo family

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Bozzo 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 Bozzo include Bozzo, Bozzano, Bozino, Bozio, Bozza, Bozzola, Bozzuto, Bozzuta, Bozzelli, Bozelli, Bozzolo, Bozomo, Bozzachi, Bozzetta and many more.

Early Notables of the Bozzo family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Tommaso Bozio was a member of the nobility, an author, and a lawyer in Gubbio in 1548; Bartolomeo Bozza was a musician...
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Migration of the Bozzo family

An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Bozzo arrived in North America very early: Augustino Bozzano, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1878; Francesco Bozzelli, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island from Vasto, Italy, in 1916.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bozzo (post 1700)

  • Willie Bozzo (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Sam Bozzo (b. 1969), American film director and author
  • Gianni Baget Bozzo (1925-2009), Italian Catholic priest and politician
  • Laura Cecilia Bozzo (b. 1951), Peruvian television talk show host

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