The surname Cuccia was first found in as early as the year 1152. It was in this year that Prete Caccia moved his family to Piacenza from the Lombardian city of Novara.
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Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations
. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Cuccia include Caccia, Cacciatore, Cacciatori, Caccini, Caccioni, Cacciali, Caccianti, Cacciarelli and many more.
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Ugolino Caccini, who was a businessman in Montecatini around 1350; Giulio Caccini of Rome was a famous composer and musician around 1550; Matteo Caccini, born in Florence in 1573, was an horticulturist; Tommaso Caccini dedicated his life to the church in... Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cuccia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first North American settlers with Cuccia name or one of its variants: Angelo Caccia, aged 17, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Erecate, Italy, in 1912; Anna Vincenz Caccia, aged 33, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Collepietro, Italy, in 1912.