Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bacigalupo Name Meaning and History

Southern Italian: of uncertain origin; perhaps from bacigare (an unattested verb related to baciare ‘to kiss’) + lupo ‘wolf’.

SOURCE: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4. Cited at


Regina said...

I am descended from John Augustine Bacigalupo who was born in Carasco, Genoa, Italy around 1811. He came to the US around 1841. Legend has it that he stowed away between boxes on a freighter ship that landed in Savannah, GA. He later moved to Tennessee where he lived until his death.

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