Origins Available: French, Italian
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 Magri 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.
Early Origins of the Magri family
Early History of the Magri family
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Magri Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Magri include Macri, Magri, Macrillo, Macrini and many more.
Early Notables of the Magri family (pre 1700)
Sicily in the 15th century; Algiazio Macris was the landlord of 10 territories...
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Migration of the Magri family to the New World and Oceana
An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Magri or a variant listed above:
Magri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Magri (post 1700)
Magri Family Crest Products