Early Origins of the Mosca family
The surname Mosca was first found in Pisa a town in Tuscany
, capital of the province of Pisa. Historically, Pisa in it's inter city war in 1003 with Lucca was forced into building its own navy. Then, under threat from the Saracens from Sicily
, it found itself the aggressor against Calabria, Sicily
and even in Africa. In 1062 their ships returned from Palermo laden with spoil. But with the Norman Conquest
they became less profitable. They continued considerable rivalry with Florence and Genoa. 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.
Early History of the Mosca family
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Mosca Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mosca, Moschi, Musca, Muscas, Moschella, Moschelli, Moscarella, Moscarello, Moschetta, Moschetto, Moschini, Moscon and many more.
Early Notables of the Mosca family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mosca family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mosca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Manuel Mosca, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1872
Mosca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfonso Mosca, aged 29, who settled in America from Turin, Italy, in 1904
- Amalia Mosca, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Serino, in 1904
- Achille Mosca, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Lernio, Italy, in 1904
- Andrea Mosca, aged 54, who landed in America from Pralungo, Italy, in 1907
- Andrea Mosca, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Prizzi, Sicily, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mosca (post 1700)
- Sal Mosca (1927-2007), American jazz pianist
- Gaetano Mosca (1858-1941), Italian political scientist, journalist and public servant
- Michele Mosca, Italian physics researcher and professor of mathematics
- Rafael Mosca (b. 1982), Brazilian Olympic swimmer
- Angelo Mosca (b. 1938), Canadian Football League player and professional wrestler