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Where did the Italian Musumeci family come from? What is the Italian Musumeci family crest and coat of arms? When did the Musumeci family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Musumeci family history?


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

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.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Musumeci Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


  • Nina Musumeci (b. 1986), American beauty queen who competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2003
  • Sebastiano "Nello" Musumeci (b. 1955), Italian politician
  • Pietro Musumeci, former general and deputy director of Italy's military intelligence agency
  • Maddalena Musumeci (b. 1976), Italian two-time gold, silver and bronze medalist female water polo defender


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 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.

This page was last modified on 18 July 2014 at 22:11.

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