Early Origins of the Mastropaola family
The surname Mastropaola was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans
arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest
said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D. and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily
one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily
they invaded Greece. 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. The Mastropaolo family were first derived from Maestro Paolo, the celebrated physician at the time of Emperor Frederico II in the mid 13th century. Paolo held vast domains in Sicily
. They held a family seat
at Agrigeno Licata.
Early History of the Mastropaola family
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Mastropaola Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mastropaola, Mastropalo, Mastropola, Mastrocolo, Mastrocola, Mastrocaolo and many more.
Early Notables of the Mastropaola family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mastropaola family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dominico Mastrocola, who arrived in America in 1899.