The distinguished surname Mafucci 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 Mafucci 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.
Early Origins of the Mafucci family
The surname Mafucci 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.
Early History of the Mafucci family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mafucci 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 Mafucci History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mafucci 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.
Early Notables of the Mafucci family (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 Mafucci Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mafucci family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mafucci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ma Giuseppa Mafucci, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Calitri, in 1904
- Francesco Mafucci, aged 38, who landed in America from Lubrano, in 1905
- Giacinta Mafucci, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Avellino, Calitro, in 1906
- Lisio Mafucci, who emigrated to America, in 1906
- Leonardo Mafucci, aged 33, who landed in America from Rocchetta P. Antana, in 1907
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