Early Origins of the Moscardo family
The surname Moscardo 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 Moscardo family
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Moscardo 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 Moscardo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moscardo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Mosconi, who arrived in California in 1876; Giacomo Moscone, who came to California in 1882; Manuel Mosca, who came to Providence, RI in 1872; as well as Vencenzi Moscallo, who settled in Louisiana in 1910..