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Spelling variations of this family name include: Mosca, Moschi, Musca, Muscas, Moschella, Moschelli, Moscarella, Moscarello, Moschetta, Moschetto, Moschini, Moscon and many more.
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 of Sicily 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musco research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1016, 1167, 1550, 1732, 1530 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Musco History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Musco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Musco Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Musco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Musco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Musco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Musco 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.
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