Giacobbe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Giacobbe. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Giacobbe came from the Italian form of the biblical patriarch, Jacob.

Early Origins of the Giacobbe family

The surname Giacobbe was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the original branch of the family emerged.

Important Dates for the Giacobbe family

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Giacobbe Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Giacobbe include DiGiacomo, Giacalone, Giacardi, Giacaz, Giaccaglia, Giaccaglini, Giaccardi, Giaccheri, Giacchetti, Giacchi, Giacchin, Giacchini, Giacco, Giacconi, Giacheri, Giachi, Giachini, Giaco, Giacobazzi, Giacob, Giacobbi, Giacobelli, Giacobini, Giacobo, Giacomazzo, Giacomello, Giacometti, Giacomini, Giacomo, Giacovani, Giacovazzo, Giacovelli, Giappichini, Iachelli, Iachetta, Iachi, Iachino, Iacini, Iaco, Iacobacci, Iacobbi, Iacobelli, Iacobini, Iacobitti, Iacobone, Iacoboni, Iicolo, Iacomelli, Iacometti, Iacomi, Iacomini, Iacomino, Iacomo, Iacomoni, Iacone, Iacovacci, Iacovelli, Iacovini, Iacovo, Iacovne, Iacovucci, Iacuelli, Iacullo, Iacuvelli, Iacuzzi, Iapichelli, Iappichini, Zacchetti, Zacchi, Zacco and many more.

Early Notables of the Giacobbe family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giacomino da Verona who was a Franciscan friar and a poet of the late 13th century. Dante's Paradiso and the Inferno were...
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Giacobbe migration to the United States

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Giacobbe:

Giacobbe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Giacobbe, aged 51, who arrived in America from Flumeri, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonio Giacobbe, aged 32, who arrived in America from Flusneri, Italy, in 1909
  • Carmelo Giacobbe, aged 20, who arrived in America from Palmi, Italy, in 1910
  • Andreana Giacobbe, aged 7, who arrived in America from Elena, Italy, in 1911
  • Adelieni Giacobbe, aged 16, who arrived in America from Castiglione, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Giacobbe (post 1700)

  • S. Paul Giacobbe, American politician, First Selectman of Meriden, Connecticut, 1954-55 [1]
  • Mirko Giacobbe (b. 1992), Italian footballer
  • Gabriella Giacobbe (1923-1979), Italian stage, film and television actress, known for Keoma (1976), In nome del papa re (1977) and The Bishop's Bedroom (1977)
  • Luigi Giacobbe (1907-1995), Italian professional cyclist who raced from 1927 to 1936
  • Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (1921-2017), nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull", American former world middleweight champion boxer

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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