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Masotti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Masotti can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Masotti came from the first-name Maso, which is the short form of the personal name Tommaso. The name Tommaso, or Thomas, is itself derived from the Aramaic "toma" which means "twin".

Early Origins of the Masotti family


The surname Masotti was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont) in the 13th century where early records show the Masini family, decedents of a long line of counts, lived and whose members included Oddone, elected captain of the commune in 1284, and Oddonnino, governor of a town, Vercelli, in 1290.

Early History of the Masotti family


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Masotti Spelling Variations


Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Masotti include Masella, Maselli, Masellis, Masetti, Masetto, Masi, Masiello, Masillo, Masin, Masina, Masini, Masino, Masiol, Maso, Masolini, Masolo, Mason, Masoni, Masotti, Masselli, Massetti, Massini, Masucci, Masuccio, Masulli, Masullo, Masutti, Masutto and many more.

Early Notables of the Masotti family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was members of the Masotti family from the Piedmontese tradition include Tommaso Guidi Masaccio, who was born in 1401, and is a painter known as the Father of Modern Art. He was a member of the Florentine school, and has works from the Medieval and...
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Migration of the Masotti family to the New World and Oceana


Immigrants bearing the name Masotti or a variant listed above include:

Masotti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Giuseppe Masotti, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Europa" from Napoli, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-63V : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Masotti, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Europa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sisto Masotti, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Europa" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-63K : 6 December 2014), Sisto Masotti, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Europa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Angelo Masotti, aged 51, originally from Coscano, Udine, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Taormina" from Genoa, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C2-7JS : 6 December 2014), Angelo Masotti, 09 Apr 1920; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Luigi Masotti, aged 40, originally from Coseano Udine Italy, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Duca Degli Abruzzi" from Genova, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66W-LMW : 6 December 2014), Luigi Masotti, 03 Aug 1920; citing departure port Genova, Italy, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Duca Degli Abruzzi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Masotti (post 1700)


  • Ignazio Masotti (1817-1888), Italian cardinal
  • Fabio Masotti (b. 1974), Italian amateur road and track cyclist
  • Paul Masotti (b. 1965), Canadian former professional football player, current front office executive with the Toronto Argonauts, recipient of the 1997 Dick Suderman Trophy

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-63V : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Masotti, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Europa, 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:J6HG-63K : 6 December 2014), Sisto Masotti, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Europa, 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:J6C2-7JS : 6 December 2014), Angelo Masotti, 09 Apr 1920; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66W-LMW : 6 December 2014), Luigi Masotti, 03 Aug 1920; citing departure port Genova, Italy, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Duca Degli Abruzzi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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