Maura History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Maura family

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.

Important Dates for the Maura family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maura research. More information is included under the topic Early Maura History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Maura family (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 a renowned author...
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Migration of the Maura family

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..

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 [1]
  • Maura Fay (1958-2001), Australian television producer
  • Maura A. Hennigan, American politician, Clerk Magistrate of the Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Maura McNiel (b. 1921), American feminist
  • Maura Anne Soden (b. 1955), American actress and producer
  • Maura Laverty (1907-1966), Irish author, journalist and broadcaster
  • Maura Harty (b. 1959), United States Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs (2002-2008)
  • Maura Tierney (b. 1965), American actress, best known for her role as Abby Lockhart on the television medical drama ER
  • Maura Hanrahan (b. 1963), Canadian writer, anthropologist, and painter
  • Maura Ann Brueger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984 [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from
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