The surname Buzzelli was first found in the city of Varese, where earliest records date back to 1277 with the Bizzozzeri family, who were nobility of the city.
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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 Buzzelli include Bizzarro, Bizarro, Bizzaro, Bizaro, Bizzarri, Bissari, Bizarri, Bizzari, Bizari, Bizzotto, Bizotto, Bizo, Bizzo, Bizoni, Bizzelli, Bizelli, Bizzi, Bizzoni, Bizozzeri, Bizzarini and many more.
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Tommaso Bizzocchi, chancellor of the Malatesti House in Rimini during the 15th century; Pietro Bizzarri, born in Umbria in 1525, who was a castle owner and committed himself to the church. He was also a famous author and dedicated his work... Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buzzelli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.