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The surname Mascolo was 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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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
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  • Joseph Mascolo (b. 1929), American musician and dramatic actor, best known for playing Stefano DiMera, on NBC's Days of our Lives
  • Edward Mascolo, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1928
  • Gianni Mascolo (b. 1940), Italian singer from Milan
  • Anthony Mascolo (b. 1965), British award winning hairdresser, creative director of TIGI
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    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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