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The distinguished surname MacRi originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname MacRi came from a tall person. The surname Macri is derived from the Greek word makri, which means long or tall. Alternatively, the surname Macri is a local name that was originally derived from an ancient bishopric in the Roman imperial province of Mauritania Sitifiensis, in North Africa. This province was where the Aranian King Humerico expelled the Roman Catholics, including the Bishop of Macri, in 479 AD. The surname Macri was found in documents since the Middle Ages, particularly in regions where Greek and Neo-Greek influence was great, such as southern Italy.

MacRi Early Origins



The surname MacRi was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, with earliest records showing Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius, a writer and neo-Platonist philosopher during the 5th century.

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MacRi Spelling Variations


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MacRi Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of MacRi are Macri, Magri, Macrillo, Macrini and many more.

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MacRi Early History


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MacRi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacRi research. More information is included under the topic Early MacRi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacRi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacRi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Stefano Macri, secretary of the King of Sicily in the 15th century; Algiazio Macris was the landlord of 10 territories...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacRi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name MacRi or a variant listed above:

MacRi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anchogio Macri, aged 26, who landed in America from Acquaro, in 1902
  • Antonia Macri, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Messina, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelina Macri, aged 0, who settled in America from Novara, Italy, in 1908
  • Antonino Macri, aged 32, who landed in America from Finmara, Reggio Calabria, Sicily, in 1912
  • Angela Macri, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Chiaravalle, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacRi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacRi (post 1700)



  • Matthew Michael Macri (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball player
  • Teresa Macri, Italian art critic, curator, and writer
  • Mauricio Macri (b. 1959), Argentine businessman elected Mayor of Buenos Aires in 2007

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The MacRi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacRi 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 February 2017 at 11:56.

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