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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Lombardy
emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Bussa. 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 Bussa family lived in the city of Milan. The Bussa surname is derived from the Latin personal name
Early Origins of the Bussa family
The surname Bussa was first found in 1170, Consabecco Bossi was part of the Commune of Milan.
Early History of the Bussa family
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Bussa Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Bussa 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 Bussa 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 Bussa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bussa family to the New World and Oceana
Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bussa family to immigrate North America: Charles Bossa, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1855.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bussa (post 1700)
- Homer E. Bussa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html