The distinguished surname Masseo 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 Masseo 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 Masseo family
The surname Masseo 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 Masseo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Masseo 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 Masseo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Masseo 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 Masseo 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 Masseo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Masseo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Masseo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Annunzata Masseo, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1896
Masseo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carmine Masseo, aged 31, who landed in America from Lessaurunca, in 1901
- Carmine Masseo, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Paudli, in 1903
- Bonaventura Masseo, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Potenza, Italy, in 1907
- Alberico Masseo, aged 19, who landed in America from Ceppaloni, Benevento, in 1910
- Angelo Masseo, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Ceppaloni, Benevento, in 1910
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