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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. BRAK-ko  [key]
Other Forms FormsBracci, Braccio, Bracca, Braccia, Bracchi, Bracciolini, Brocco, Brocca, Braco, Bracko, Broccio, Broco, Brako, Braca, Brocko

Meaning & History

Either a nickname derived from Calabrian braccu meaning "small, chubby", or probably for someone thought to resemble a hunting dog, from Italian bracco literally meaning "hunting dog, bloodhound". As a habitational name it is derived from the village of Bracco in Liguria, north-western Italy. A famous bearer is American actress Lorraine Bracco (1954-).
Added 11/12/2021 by General9696
Edited 1/29/2023 by General9696