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The distinguished surname Massi 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 Massi 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.

Massi Early Origins



The surname Massi 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.

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Massi Spelling Variations


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Massi Spelling Variations



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.

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Massi Early History


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Massi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Massi 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 Massi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Massi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Massi Early Notables (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 Massi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Massi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Egidio Santo Massi, aged 43, who settled in America from Italy, in 1893

Massi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Calcedonio Massi, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Sassoferrato, Italy, in 1909
  • Domenico Massi, aged 30, who landed in America from Dorame, Italy, in 1909
  • Argentina Massi, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Colormella, Italy, in 1911
  • Carmine Massi, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Palomonte, Italy, in 1912
  • Carlo Massi, aged 45, who landed in America from Acquasanta, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Massi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Massi (post 1700)



  • Nick Massi (1927-2000), born Nicholas Macioci, an American bass singer and bass guitarist for the Four Seasons, inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Robert E. Massi, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1974; Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1980
  • Emidio Massi (1922-2016), Italian Socialist politician, President of Marche (1978-1990)
  • Valentina Massi (b. 1983), Italian model, Miss Universo Italia 2007
  • Stelvio Massi (1929-2004), Italian crime and action film director
  • Rodolfo Massi (b. 1965), Italian former professional road bicycle racer
  • Robert Massi (b. 1987), Swedish footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The Massi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Massi 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.

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