Early Origins of the Vacchi family
The surname Vacchi was first found in Saluzzo, Piedmont
, where Alberta Vacca held the monastery in 1155. Bearers of the Vacchi surname have been found in records from almost every part of Italy. Spelling variations
of this name which end in "o" are more common in the south of Italy, whereas the more common variations which end in "i" appear mostly in the north. The variation Vacchi is particularly common in the region of Emilia-Romagna
, while Vaccai is prevalent in Tuscany
. The name comes from the Italian word "vaccaro," meaning "cattle herder," which was presumably the occupation
of the name's first bearer.
Early History of the Vacchi family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vacchi research.Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1670, 1636, 1675, 1655, 1706, 1678 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Vacchi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vacchi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vacca, Vacchi, Vacchelli, Vaccariello, Vaccarella, Vaccai, Vaccari, Vaccaro, Vaccarini, Vaccarino, Vaccaroni, Vaccher, Vacquer and many more.
Early Notables of the Vacchi family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Andrea Vaccaro (1600-1670), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; Francesco Vaccaro or Vicaro (c.
1636-1675), an Italian painter... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vacchi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vacchi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the Vaccaro family, consisting of D. Vaccaro, a 29 year-old farmer, his 25 year-old wife and their two year-old son. They arrived in Buffalo in 1891; having crossed the ocean onboard the SS Anglia..