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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mascola, Masola, Dimascola, Demasola, Demascola, Masolo, Dimasolo, Demasolo, Demascolo, Mazzola, DeMazzola, Massolo and many more.

First found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. 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 Mascolo research. Another 374 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1223, 1366, and 1494 are included under the topic Early Mascolo History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mascolo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Domenico Mascolo, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Lettere, Naples, in 1906
  • Gaspari Mascolo, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Agirola, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonio Mascolo, aged 29, who landed in America from Cicciario, Italy, in 1907
  • Angela Mascolo, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Montaperto, Italy, in 1910
  • Fiorentino Mascolo, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Marzano, Italy, in 1910


  • Joseph Mascolo (b. 1929), American musician and dramatic actor, best known for playing Stefano DiMera, on NBC's Days of our Lives
  • Gianni Mascolo (b. 1940), Italian singer from Milan
  • Anthony Mascolo (b. 1965), British award winning hairdresser, creative director of TIGI


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  10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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The Mascolo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mascolo 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 November 2012 at 08:46.

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