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The surname Fosco came from the personal name Fosco, which derives from the Latin word "fuscus," meaning "dark." It is likely that the name was used as a nickname for someone who had a dark complexion.

Fosco Early Origins



The surname Fosco was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

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Fosco Spelling Variations


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Fosco Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Foschi, Fuchi, Fusco, Foschini, Fuscoli, Fuschillo, Fuscconi, Fuscone, Foscari, Fosccarini, Foscarin, Foscato, Foschieri, Foski and many more.

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Fosco Early History


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Fosco Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fosco research. Another 334 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1876 is included under the topic Early Fosco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fosco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fosco Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fosco 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 settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nazzareno Foschi, who arrived on the S.S. Italia from Naples, arriving at Port of New York on 2 March 1913.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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    The Fosco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fosco 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 20 October 2015 at 07:30.

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