Giovanni Battista Boff

Male4 September 1839–27 March 1914

Brief Life History of Giovanni Battista

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.

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Family Time Line

Giovanni Battista Boff
Domenica Rech
Marriage: 20 November 1861
Osvaldo Boff
Edoardo Boff
Joana Francisca Boff
Antonio Boff
Catharina Boff
Giacomo Boff
Angela Boff
Margarida Boff
Fiorindo Boff
Josephina Boff
Guerino Boff

Sources (7)

  • {name} na entrada para Mathildes Boff, “Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Registro Civil, 1829-2012”
  • {name} na entrada para Florindo Branchini, “Brasil Batismos, 1688-1935”
  • Registro de óbito de Osvaldo Boff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1861
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (3)


    Age 10

    Austria regains control of most of Italy.


    Age 21

    Northern Italy was joined to the Kingdom of Sardinia.


    Age 22

    The Kingdom of Italy was formed under the leadership of Giuseppe Garibaldi.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Origem do sobrenome Boff...

    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 …

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