This is an Italian patronymic of two possible although similar, origins. It derives either from the personal names "Jacobus" (Jacob) or "Buccius", itself a development of "Bucca" which translates as "The Mouth" - probably a Roman nickname for a "talker!" The precise modern meaning is probably "The Son of the Son of Buccius" however the extreme flexibility of Italian surnames which allows only a loose adherence to the original base, makes precise etymology rather difficult. In France the name is habitational from the Towns of Bucy and Boucey, both founded by early Roman invaders in the 5th Century A.D. The name recordings include James Busetti, christened at Revo, Frento, on January 16th 1621, whilst some two hundred and fifty years later Antonia Busseti was married at Genova on February 29th 1871. Earlier in London on May 2nd 1840, one Charles Bussetti married Catherine Jeffery at the church of St. Martins in the Field, Westminster, in the reign of Queen Victoria. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Antonius Busetti, which was dated August (no date) 1600, married at Revo, Trento, Italia, during the reign of Pope Paul V, 1605 - 1621. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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