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Brocato Early Origins



The surname Brocato was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. Genoa is also modernly known as Liguria. In the 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Brocato Spelling Variations


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Brocato Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brocato, Brocardo, Bocardo, Boccardi, Bochiardo, Bocchiardi, Bocciardo, Bociardi, Brocarto, Brocato, Brochiardo, Brocciardi, Bucardus and many more.

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Brocato Early History


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Brocato Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brocato research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1133, 1620 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Brocato History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brocato Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brocato Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brocato 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 settlers of this family name were:

Brocato Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anno Brocato, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Andrea Brocato, aged 36, who landed in America from Lacari, Italy, in 1893

Brocato Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonina Brocato, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Cefalu, Palermo, in 1909
  • Antonino Brocato, aged 55, who settled in America from Cefalu, Palermo, in 1909
  • Angelina Brocato, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Cefola, Sicily, in 1913
  • Anna Brocato, aged 34, who settled in America from Cefaln, Sicily, in 1913
  • Calogera Brocato, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from S. Caterina, Sicily, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brocato (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brocato (post 1700)



  • Sam Brocato, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 139th District, 2012
  • Justin Brocato, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 6th District, 1952, 1954; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952
  • Don F. Brocato, American Democrat politician, Democratic Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1948, 1950
  • Joseph Brocato, American producer and director, known for his work on Skipping Joy, Breaking: Los Angeles (2013) and Undiscovered LA (2014)
  • Cohlie Brocato, American actor and cinematographer, known for Frances Ha, In Between (2010) and The Last Impression (2011)
  • Lyle Nicholas Brocato (b. 1979), American actor, known for Beauty & the Briefcase (2010), Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010) and Solstice (2008)
  • Angelo Brocato, Sicilian-born, American founder of Angelo Brocato's Italian Ice Cream Parlor, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1905, a New Orleans institution
  • Vince Brocato (b. 1944), American actor, known for his work in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), My Favorite Year (1982) and Syndicate Smasher (2016)
  • John Brocato, American Dean of Engineering at Mississippi State University
  • Robert Brocato (b. 1962), American professional football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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    The Brocato Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brocato 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 23 March 2017 at 15:30.

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