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The surname Maura came from the personal name Mauro, which is itself derived from the Latin name Maurus.

Maura Early Origins



The surname Maura was first found in Milan (Italian: Milano, Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy with Gandolfo Maurello, who moved his family to Sicily around 1205.

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Maura Spelling Variations


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Maura 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 Maura include Mauro, Mauri, Maur, Maura, De Mauro, Di Mauro, Maurich, Mauric, Maurovic, Lo Mauro, Maurello, Mauricio, Maurigi, Mauruzi, Mauriello, Maurelli, Maurel, Maurino, Maurini and many more.

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Maura Early History


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Maura Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maura research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Maura History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maura Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maura Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Lico Francesco Mauro, a famous mathematician during the late 15th century from Messina. Nicol Mauruzi was a very famous military Captain who was in command of the Florentine troupes and achieved the greatest victories of the 15th century. Mauro Mauri was...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maura 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



The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Maura: Francesca Mauricio, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778, Rosana and Anna Mauro, who sailed aboard the SS Letimbro from Palermo to New York, arriving December 3, 1888, Antonia Mauro, arrived in New York on 25 July 1896 aboard the S.S. Olympia from Naples, and A. Delmauro, who arrived in New York in 1891 aboard the S.S. Anglia..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maura (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maura (post 1700)



  • Christine A. Maura, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928

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Maura Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 15:27.

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