When Giovanni Battista Boff was born on 4 September 1839, in Seren, Belluno, Veneto, Italy, his father, Osvaldo Bof, was 34 and his mother, Anna Maria Rech, was 31. He married Domenica Rech on 20 November 1861. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1883. He died on 27 March 1914, in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, at the age of 74, and was buried in Caxias, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Some characteristic forenames: French Gabrielle, Henri.
English (of Norman origin): from Old French boeuf ‘bull, ox’, a nickname for a powerfully built man. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman. Compare Bouvier .
German (Böff): from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with bod- (Old Saxon bodo ‘messenger’), as in Bodo .
origem Deve ser derivados, directamente ou através de apocopate formas dialetais, de nome medievais Boffus , dos quais um tem um exemplo em Crónicas fermane sob o ano 1383, ou a partir de pseudónimos …