The surname Campobasso was first found in the city of Treviso, where earliest records date back to the year 1010, with Gerardo Campo.
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There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Campobasso are Campo, Campi, Campus, Campora, Càmpora, Càmpori, Campoli, Campori, De Campora, De Càmpora, Campetti, Campdelli, Campedel, Campolo, Campone, Camponi, Campaccio, Campacci, Campasso, Campassi, Campazzo, Campazzi, Campai, Campari, Campèr, Camperotto, Campieri, Campeggi, Campese, Campesi, Campesani, Campesàn, Campesato, Campise, Campiani, Campigli, Camporese, Camporesi, Campobasso, Campobassi, Campobello, Campodonico, Campolmi, Campolongo, Campiglia, Campolonghi, Campolungo, Campione and many more.
Prominent among members of the family was Aldrighetto Campo of Trento, who was the Bishop of the city in 1232; Bonino da Campione, an Italian sculptor in the Gothic style, active between 1350 and 1390; Galeazzo Campi was a famous painter in Cremona in 1470, with works to be seen today... Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Campobasso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Campobasso or a variant listed above: Peter Campo, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1752; F.O. Campo arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1851; Mercher Campo arrived in San Francisco in 1852.