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Where did the Italian MacAluso family come from? What is the Italian MacAluso family crest and coat of arms? When did the MacAluso family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the MacAluso family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Magalocci, Megaluzzi, Megaluzzio, Magaluso, Megalocci, Macaluso and many more.

First found in Umbria is both an ancient and modern district of Italy. The Umbrians date back to 1200 B.C. They were an Ayrian race. Their enemies were the Etruscans who eventually drove the Umbrians north. During the Roman period up to about 100 A.D., they were generally cordial to the Romans. It is rich in treasures of art, artifacts and relics It also now a highly industrialized section of Italy. It has its own dialect which is unique to the district. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAluso research. Another 305 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1300, and 1352 are included under the topic Early MacAluso History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early MacAluso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacAluso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberto Macaluso, aged 25, who settled in America from Petralia, in 1906
  • Alberto Macaluso, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Calascibetto, Italy, in 1908
  • Alfonso Macaluso, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Palermo, Sicily, in 1910
  • Agostino Macaluso, aged 15, who landed in America from Cermini, Sicily, in 1914
  • Adele Macaluso, aged 26, who settled in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1920


  • John Macaluso (b. 1968), American drummer
  • Christie Albert Macaluso (b. 1945), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Gerald 'Jerry' Macaluso (b. 1970), American sculptor, film producer and entrepreneur
  • Leonard "Iron Legs" Macaluso, American football player and wrestler
  • Luigi "Gino" Macaluso (1948-2010), Italian entrepreneur
  • Damián Macaluso (b. 1980), Uruguayan footballer
  • Joseph Angelo Macaluso (b. 1931), Canadian Member of Parliament


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  3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  11. ...

The MacAluso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacAluso Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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