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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Lombardy emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Bosèlli. 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 Bosèlli family lived in the city of Milan. The Bosèlli surname is derived from the Latin personal name "Bosius."

Bosèlli Early Origins



The surname Bosèlli was first found in 1170, Consabecco Bossi was part of the Commune of Milan.

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Bosèlli Spelling Variations


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Bosèlli Spelling Variations



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 Bosèlli are 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.

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Bosèlli Early History


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Bosèlli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosèlli research. More information is included under the topic Early Bosèlli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bosèlli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosèlli Early Notables (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 Bosèlli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Bosèlli, or a variant listed above:

Bosèlli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bartolomeo Boselli, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1892

Bosèlli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Accensti Boselli, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Antoinetta di Croce Boselli, aged 10, who landed in America from Legnano, Italy, in 1909
  • Amalia Boselli, aged 43, who settled in America from Dorno, Italy, in 1911
  • Anna Boselli, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Carpi, Modena, Italy, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosèlli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosèlli (post 1700)



  • Don Anthony Boselli Jr. (b. 1972), former American college and professional football player
  • Enrico Boselli (b. 1957), Italian politician, Vice President of Alliance for Italy
  • Paolo Boselli (1838-1932), Italian politician, the 34th Prime Minister of Italy during World War I
  • Mauro Boselli (b. 1985), Argentine football forward

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

    The Bosèlli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bosèlli Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 August 2012 at 08:36.

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