Sacco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are several possible derivations for the Sacco surname: the Sacco 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 Sacco family

The surname Sacco 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 Sacco family

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Sacco Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sacco, Sacci, Sacca, Sacconi, Sacio, Sacchi, Saccetti and many more.

Early Notables of the Sacco 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...
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Sacco Ranking

In the United States, the name Sacco is the 4,713rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Sacco migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sacco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michel Sacco, who arrived in Texas in 1826
  • Michel Sacco, aged 36, who arrived in Texas in 1826 [2]
  • Michael Sacco, who landed in Texas in 1835 [2]
  • Domenico Sacco, age 27, who arrived in New York on Feb. 27, 1882, aboard the "Caledonia"
  • Diego Sacco, age 43, who arrived in America on June 1, 1883 aboard the "Deruyter"
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Sacco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Agostino Sacco, aged 24, who landed in America from Cervinara, Italy, in 1908
  • Alfredo Sacco, aged 7, who settled in America from Forio d'Ischia, Italy, in 1910
  • Alessandro Sacco, aged 37, who settled in America from Villa Latz, Italy, in 1910
  • Alfonsa Sacco, aged 26, who landed in America from Tuoro, Italy, in 1911
  • Amedeo Sacco, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Esperia, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Sacco (post 1700) +

  • Joe Sacco (b. 1969), American professional ice hockey player
  • Nicola Sacco (1891-1927), Italian-American political radical
  • Giovanni Sacco (1943-2020), Italian professional footballer who played as a midfielder
  • Raffaele Sacco (1787-1872), Italian optician, reputed inventor of the stereoscope, and lyricist
  • Antonio Sacco (1708-1788), Italian improvisational actor
  • Francisco Sacco Landi (1907-1989), better known as Chico, Brazilian racing driver

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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