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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Puccio. 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 Puccio came from the name Puccio, which is a variation of names such as Filippuccio and Iacopuccio.

Puccio Early Origins



The surname Puccio was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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. The first notable family was the Pucci del Chassolino in 1108, and the Pucci detti Scarapucci in 1342. They were notable cavalieres. Records also show that Puccio di Benintendi Pucci lived in Florence as early as 1264.

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Puccio Spelling Variations


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Puccio Spelling Variations



Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Puccio. These spelling variations include Pucci, Puccio, Puccioni, Puccinotti, Pucciarelli, Puccianti and many more.

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Puccio Early History


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Puccio Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Puccio research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1396, 1526, 1609 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Puccio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Puccio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Puccio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Puccio 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



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Puccio were

Puccio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ninfa Puccio, aged 29, originally from Palermo, Sicily, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Europa" from Palermo, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-KTR : 6 December 2014), Ninfa Puccio, 20 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Europa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gioacchino Puccio, aged 24, originally from Capaci, Palermo, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Palermo, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-N4H : 6 December 2014), Gioacchino Puccio, 29 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Giovanni Puccio, aged 12, originally from Corleone, Sicily, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Palermo, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-V6K : 6 December 2014), Giovanni Puccio, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Puccio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Puccio (post 1700)



  • Valentino "Val" Puccio (1965-2011), American professional wrestler, two-time co-winner of the IWCCW Tag Team Championship
  • Trudy Puccio, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2008
  • S. Guy Puccio, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Alessio Puccio (b. 1986), Italian voice actor, best known for providing the voice for the Italian version of Harry Potter
  • Salvatore Puccio (b. 1989), Italian racing cyclist who rides for UCI World Tour team
  • Gabriele Puccio (b. 1989), Italian football defender
  • Carlos Alberto Daniel López Puccio (b. 1946), Argentine multi-instrumentalist musician, orchestral and choral conductor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-KTR : 6 December 2014), Ninfa Puccio, 20 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Europa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-N4H : 6 December 2014), Gioacchino Puccio, 29 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-V6K : 6 December 2014), Giovanni Puccio, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  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. 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).
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Puccio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Puccio 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.

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