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The name Occhi is derived from the Italian word "occhi," which means "eyes." It comes from a class of surnames known as Nickname surnames that usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. It is likely that the original bearer of the Occhi surname had distinctive eyes, or perhaps was known for having good eyesight.

Occhi Early Origins



The surname Occhi was first found in Verona, capital city of the Italian province of Veneto. The earliest mention of this surname was in nearby Legnago, where Codrado Occhi di Cane was Governor in 1256. The ancient city of Verona was the chief town of the Cenomani, a Gaulish tribe and became a Latin town in 89 B. C. It became part of Lombardy(568,) Frankish, Bartolmeo ruled and died in 1304. It is said to be the home of Romeo and Juliet. The city is rich in churches, museums, galleries, paintings, sculptures, statues and monuments. The cathedral was consecrated in 1187. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Occhi Spelling Variations


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Occhi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Occhi, Occhiello, Occhillo, Occhini, Occhino, Occiuzzi, Occhioni, Occhillo, Occiuto, Occhiuti, Occhionero, Occhinegro and many more.

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Occhi Early History


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Occhi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Occhi research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1423, 1279, 1423 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Occhi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Occhi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Occhi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Andreolo de Ochis, a 14th century collector of Greek and Latin manuscripts. Others of note include: Bernardino Occhino, who studied medicine at Perugia and became a monk of the Franciscan order in Siena. He is known as a great reformer and...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Occhi 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 were:

Occhi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Filomena Occhi, who arrived at the port of New York aboard the Werra on May 2, 1892

Occhi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lino Luizi Occhi, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from St Martino, No Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Occhi, aged 16, who landed in America from Parola, Italy, in 1910
  • Francesco Occhi, aged 18, who landed in America from Fontanellato, Italy, in 1910
  • Maria Occhi, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Copparo, Italy, in 1911
  • Mario Occhi, aged 5, who landed in America from Copparo, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Occhi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Occhi 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 25 June 2014 at 09:27.

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