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Where did the Italian Moura family come from? When did the Moura family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Moura family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Muraro, Murari, Mararo, Mauro, Meraro, Mourar and many more.
First found in Mantua, anciently Mantova, a fortified city of Lombardy, capital of the province of Mantua. In 568 the Lombards took Mantua, lost it and recovered in 601. It passed to the Norman Geoffry, Duke of Lorraine in the 11th century but afterwards reverted to the Lombard League. Frederico II was first Duke of Mantua. 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.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Mauro, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804; Cecile Murat, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814; A. Murat, who came to New York, NY in 1823; Jacques Murat, who came to New York in 1831.
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