Early Origins of the Masso family
The surname Masso was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna
Region. The famous University of Bologna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. Mussolini was first found in 1279, viscounts in 1403, and again with estates and titles in 1415. 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 was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Masso family
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Masso Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mussolini, Musolini, Mussollini, Musselini and others.
Early Notables of the Masso family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Niccolò Musso (active 1618), an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He is said to have trained or worked under... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Masso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Masso family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Masso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ferdinand Masso, who settled in Illinois in 1877
Contemporary Notables of the name Masso (post 1700)
- Don Facundo Bacardi Masso, who emigrated from Spain to Santiago, Cuba in 1829, where he began producing Bacardi Rum, in 1862