The distinguished surname Masucci 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 Masucci 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 Masucci family
The surname Masucci 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 Masucci family
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Masucci 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 Masucci 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 Masucci family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was members of the Masucci 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 Renaissance
periods. He was a student of Masolino and under this master, aided in the frescoing of two churches: San Clemente in Rome and the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine at Florence. The Brancacci... Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Masucci Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Masucci family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Masucci or a variant listed above include:
Masucci Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alesio Masucci, aged 38, who settled in America from Italy, in 1893
Masucci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Angelo Masucci, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Lacedonia, Avellino, in 1910
- Angelo Raffle Masucci, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Piedmonte, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Masucci, aged 16, who landed in America from Bella, Italy, in 1911
- Angela Masucci, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Ripacandida, Italy, in 1911
- Alfredo Masucci, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Maddaloni, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Masucci (post 1700)
- Giulia Masucci Fava (b. 1858), Italian painter
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