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

Buscaglia Early Origins



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

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Buscaglia Spelling Variations


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Buscaglia 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 characteristi c. 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 Buscaglia 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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Buscaglia Early History


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Buscaglia Early History



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

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Buscaglia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buscaglia 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 Buscaglia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first North American settlers with Buscaglia name or one of its variants: Mary Busco, who arrived in Virginia in 1736; and Elizabeth Busco, who arrived in Virginia in 1739.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buscaglia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buscaglia (post 1700)



  • Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia (b. 1960), American scholar and practitioner within the field of law and economics
  • Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia PhD (1924-1998), nicknamed "Dr. Love," an American author and motivational speaker
  • Pietro Buscaglia (1911-1997), Italian professional footballer who played from 1929 to 1947
  • Major Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia (1915-1944), Italian aviator, one of the most famous Italian pilots of World War II, awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor five times
  • Carlo Buscaglia (1909-1981), Italian footballer, Napoli captain (1937-1938)
  • José Buscaglia Guillermety (b. 1938), Puerto Rican educator and sculptor, Fellow of the National Sculptor Society

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    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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

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