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The surname Musumeci was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia) in Emilia where it is the capital of the province of Bologna. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Massimilli, Massimulla, Massimucci, Massimicci, Mussimucci and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musumeci research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Musumeci History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Musumeci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Musumeci, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from S. Gregorio Catania, Sicily, in 1910
  • Angela Musumeci, aged 11, who landed in America from Unguaglossa Calania, Italy, in 1911
  • Adelena Musumeci, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Aei Castello, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonio Musumeci, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Aci So. Antonio, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonina Musumeci, aged 17, who settled in America from Aci Castello, Sicily, in 1914
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  • Nina Musumeci (b. 1986), American beauty queen who competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2003
  • Maddalena Musumeci (b. 1976), Italian two-time gold, silver and bronze medalist female water polo defender
  • Pietro Musumeci, former general and deputy director of Italy's military intelligence agency
  • Sebastiano "Nello" Musumeci (b. 1955), Italian politician
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    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Musumeci Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Musumeci 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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