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The distinguished surname Maffia can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. The most common type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, derived from the father's given name. The surname Maffia came from the personal name Matteo, which is the Italian form of the English Matthew. Ultimately, the name was inIn Hebrew, and meant "gift of God." This name was adopted into Latin as both Matthias and Matthaeus. During the medieval era, the personal name Matteo became popular as people often named their children after popular saints in the hopes that the child would enjoy that saint's patronage in later life.

Maffia Early Origins



The surname Maffia was first found in Abruzzi, a region in central Italy. 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.

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Maffia Spelling Variations


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Maffia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mattei, Mattedi, Matteini, Matteis, Matteo, Matteolli, Matteoni, Matteotti, Matteucci, Matteuzzi, Mattussi, Mattuzzi, Mattouzzi, Mattevi, Mattia, Mattiassi, Mattiato, Mattiazzi, Mattiello, Mattioni, Mattiuzzi, Mattissi, Mattucci, Matussi and many more.

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Maffia Early History


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Maffia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maffia research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1188, 1586, 1643, 1643, 1753, 1779, 1792, 1832, 1833, 1480, 1501, 1577, 1640, 1694, 1350, 1675, 1672, 1750 and 1863 are included under the topic Early Maffia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maffia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maffia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Mattiolo Mattioli (died 1480), Italian author, professor of philosophy and medicine; Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501-1577), Italian herbalist; and Ercole Antonio Mattioli (1640-1694), Italian minister; Lapo Mazzei, a humanist and public official in Prato in 1350. Luigi Mattei (died 1675) was an Italian military General...

Another 114 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maffia 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maffia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pasquale Maffia, aged 29, originally from Castellabate, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canada" from Naples, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J689-YWL : 6 December 2014), Pasquale Maffia, 04 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Giuseppe Maffia, originally from Castellabate, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canada" from Naples, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J689-YWP : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Maffia, 04 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Stanislao Maffia, aged 44, originally from Ariano, Italy, arrived in New-York in 1920 aboard the ship "America" from Napoli, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66Y-L3G : 6 December 2014), Stanislao Maffia, 28 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New-York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maffia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maffia (post 1700)



  • Roma Maffia (b. 1958), American actress, known for her roles in Nip/Tuck (2003-2010) and Profiler (1996-2000)
  • Pedro Mario Maffia (1899-1967), Argentine tango bandoneonist, bandleader, composer and teacher, inspiration of the song A Pedro Maffia
  • Lisa Finch Maffia (b. 1979), English singer-songwriter, musician, fashion designer, model and presenter

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J689-YWL : 6 December 2014), Pasquale Maffia, 04 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J689-YWP : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Maffia, 04 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66Y-L3G : 6 December 2014), Stanislao Maffia, 28 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New-York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Maffia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maffia 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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