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Surname Tucci, Tuccio, Tucceri and variations

Etymology

Tucci is common all over Italy and should be a relatively modern variation of Tuccio, which is today rare.
The listings collected from the white pages for Italy are based on the online phone directory for the years 2000-2005.

History

In the 14th century in Montieri (GR) there was a bishop named Ser Tuccio, and in Florence one Giovanni di Tuccio degl'Infangati. Since at the time no surnames as such were in use, this Tuccio was probably a diminutive form of names anding in "-to" as Alberto, Roberto, Santo, Vito and others.
Reference: "domina Lecta, uxor olim Tucci de Infangatis, populi Sancte Cecilie, cum consensu" a lady giving receipt for a rental. The Infangati family was recorded among the noble families in Florence in the years 1293-95 in: G. Salvemini, Magnati e popolani in Firenze dal 1280 al 1295, Firenze 1899, 376a. Necr. I, 68, 393-402; II, 642b. SOPMÆ IV, 172-73.
Tucci
The surname is relatively common with about 3000 listings in the Italian white pages and is widespread in Italy, appearing in over 700 different comuni.
  • White Pages: Tucci also appears in the United States with over 300 listings, in Canada with 347 listings, in Argentina with 587.
  • Ellis Island: over 1200 arrivals for Tucci immigrants are recorded.
Tuccio
The surname Tuccio appears in Italy with over 540 listings, appearing in over 159 different comuni, mostly concentrated in Sicily and Lombardy.
  • White Pages: Tuccio appears in the United States with over 300 listings, in Canada with only some listings, in Argentina with 39 listings.
  • Ellis Island: 158 arrivals for immigrants are recorded, coming mostly from Sicily.
Tucceri
The surname is very rare with about 116 listings in the Italian white pages and is very localized in Italy, appearing in 25 different comuni. It is mostly concentrated in the province of L'Aquila and in Rome.
  • White Pages: Tucceri also appears in the United States with about 130 listings, in Canada with a few listings, 23 listings in Argentina.
  • Ellis Island: 62 arrivals for Tucceri immigrants are recorded, coming mostly from Cerchio, Rocca di Mezzo, Celano.