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Cocchetti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Cocchetti family


The surname Cocchetti was first found in on the island of Sardinia, which is northwest of Sicily and approximately the same size. The name also appears on the mainland in Tuscany, Emilia and Venezia. When the name appears in the north of mainland Italy, it is usually in a form ending with "i," whereas southern branches of the family tend to have adopted the southern tradition of ending their name in "o." Venezia is the exception to these rules, as the name most frequently appears there in the forms Coccon and Coccato. There are several possibilities for the meaning of this name. The first is that it comes from the Italian word "cocco," meaning "palm tree," in which case the first bearer of the name probably lived near an exceptionally large or strange-looking palm tree. The second is that it comes from the word "cucco," meaning "a very old or senile man," in which case the first bearer was such a man, or perhaps merely looked much older than he really was. The third possibility is that the name is meant to resemble the sound of an eggshell cracking, which would suggest that the first bearer of the name was a chicken farmer.

Early History of the Cocchetti family


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Cocchetti Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Cocco, Cocchi, Cocca, Cocchetto, Cocchetti, Cocchini, Coccolo, Coccoli, Coccaro, Coccorese, Coccorullo, Cocorullo and many more.

Early Notables of the Cocchetti family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cocchetti family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco Cocca, a 47 year-old tailor from St. Bartolomeo who came to New York in 1888 on board the SS Letimbro.

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