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Re: help---Mauro surname
Posted by: Yvonne Steiner (ID *****5157) Date: January 28, 2003 at 19:36:40
In Reply to: help---Mauro surname by Jessy Rosenberg of 976

I've heard MAURO is mostly likely from MOORish raiders who settled in Italy, who some believe were a mixture of Arabs and Berbers (Islamic) who went into Spain during the 8th Century. On the other hand, I've heard of some Jewish people named de Mauro, same thing. I can only trace that side of my family back to 1847 so far as immigrants from Italy to New York. They were Italian Roman Catholics.
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