There are several possible derivations for the Saccavino surname: the Saccavino name evolved from an old Tuscan personal name
, Saccus; it came from the word "sacco" meaning "a sack," and was an occupational
name for a maker of sacks or bags; it was a habitational name taken on from the place named Sacco in Salerno province. It is most likely that the name evolved independently into a surname from these sources.
Early Origins of the Saccavino family
The surname Saccavino was first found in Savona anciently Savo, a seaport in Liguria, the capital of the province of Savona. Its history dates back 109 B.C but little remains of the old town. The castle was built by the Genoese in 1542 near the old cathedral. The palace is the Dolla Rovere built by Cardinal Giullio dell Rovere. It became a seat for iron making and has iron foundries, shipbuilding brass, tinplate, sulphur mills and glassworks. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, and 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. Little is known of their ancient history in Savona before the 11th century. Giovanni Sacco branched to the republic of Genoa, became Galeazzo Viscount, Duke of Milan in 1374. This distinguished family flourished in the region for the next two centuries and became doges of the republic of Genoa (Genova).
Early History of the Saccavino family
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Saccavino Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sacco, Sacci, Sacca, Sacconi, Sacio, Sacchi, Saccetti and many more.
Early Notables of the Saccavino family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Sacchi di Viterbo, an important nobleman of the late 13th and early 14th centuries, during the time of Pope Bonifacio VIII; Franco Sacchetti, a famous 14th century... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saccavino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Saccavino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michel Sacco, who arrived in Texas in 1826; and George Sacca, who arrived in Texas in 1850; Domenico Sacco, age 27, who arrived in New York on Feb. 27, 1882, aboard the ".